First rotating house launched which will save on energy bills

SUNHOUSE: 360º rotation makes the most of the power of the sun to reduce costs and damage to the environment.

AFTER three years of investigation and work, Sun House, based in Marbella, has launched the first intelligent spinning house in Europe.

Malaga architect Jose Carlos Moya and his partner have come up with the latest in green homes: a house that turns 360 degrees to follow, or hide from, the sun, which they say will save owners up to 70 per cent on energy bills compared to a traditional building.

Thanks to its rotation system, powered by two low-energy engines, the creators have said the house is also able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 68 per cent and reduce the cost of water heating by up to 80 per cent.

Although there are other green homes on the market, this one boasts the latest in contemporary design and technology, and can even be ordered with personalised interiors and up-to-the-minute designer furniture.

Made with a wooden and metallic structure, the standard unit covers 251 square metres and comes with 237 square metres of covered terraces.

The rotation system can cope with temperatures ranging between -20ºC and 40ºC and can be rotated manually or programmed to follow the sun, turn to make certain rooms face in a particular direction or have a particular room follow the sun to receive direct sunlight all day long.

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