Soleta ZeroEnergy One: A Tiny Sustainable Home

This concept modular home in Romania, called the Soleta ZeroEnergy One, has been developed by the Justin Capra Foundation for Invention and Sustainable Technologies (FITS). The tiny house is on display outside the United States Embassy in Bucharest, and boasts a variety of sustainable materials, and technologies.


Constructed mostly from locally sourced natural materials, the home features a glued laminated wood (GLULAM) structure, and a wood shingle exterior cladding. The walls contain insulated glass windows to provide the required amounts of natural light and ventilation. In addition to natural ventilation, the home also contains forced ventilation that works in conjunction with a heat recovery system.



The eco-home has a footprint of 48 square meters, with a 22 square meter garden terrace. An overall energy efficiency rating of 45% can be achieved through the use of a climate and ventilation monitoring and managing system (KNX). As a bonus, this system can also be controlled removed via an iPhone or similar device. A smart-home controlled with a smart-phone.

Via Inhabitat

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. Hi Niall….I have fallen in love with the Soleto Zero One do you think it could be lived in all year round as a family home in Scotland… is it for sound proofing from the outside world.

    I would appreciate any comments an contacts you have for the manufacturer


  2. Would a home like this be available in the US? I found this and love the designs