Connections to the Land: Sustainable home


In small groups (2-3 students) design and build a model home to show efficacy in

Each group will be provided with a budget of 100 Credits to buy materials.

Note: ‘prefabricated’ cardboard houses were sourced from


Cost Credits
Paddle pop sticks     x20 5
Foil  50cm length 2
Cellophane/cling wrap 50cm length 1
Cotton wool 2
PVC piping (cut in half- longitudinally) 50cm 5
Styrofoam 1
Waxed cardboard 20x30cm 10
Skewers x10 5
Masking tape 50cm length 5
Prefab Cardboard house 40

Your home will be tested for the three criteria, under controlled laboratory conditions.

You will need to upload a final report on your home and how it performed.


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  1. […] houses sourced from (See an outline of the information provided to student  here.) Some students loved the ‘shopping’ element of the task and spent considerable time […]

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