14 years ago, the government of Tenerife (the largest island in the Canary archipelago) announced an open competition for architects all over the world - to create a self-sufficient home that would be environmentally friendly, did not release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and all the energy to provide a home was taken from nature naturally by.
So, almost 400 projects were sent. Of these, the top 25 were chosen in order to locate the future village for tourists on 400,000 square meters ...
For 5 years, this village was built. And the winner of this competition was the house called “La Geria” (horseshoe) of the Spanish team led by Cesar Ruiz-Larrea Cangas. The house is very similar to the bunker, because of this it retains the heat of the earth, and its upper part allows you to convert the sun's rays into energy.
All houses are different in appearance and in how they use natural energy for domestic needs. All natural sources are used with the help of various devices, ranging from solar panels, wind generators and ending with desalants of water from the Atlantic.
All materials were selected in such a way that they were all recyclable and did not pollute the natural environment. The colors of the houses were used natural to make the houses fit into the environment.
But the most important condition of the competition is to make these houses a comfortable home for visiting tourists. What the architects thought separately, it’s not so easy to turn a bunker in the form of a star into a familiar house with all the amenities.
Now everyone who wants to relax on the Canaries will be able to choose this “green” village as a place to relax and plunge into the technology of the future. Already in winter it will be possible to rent one of these houses with three bedrooms for $ 200-280 per day.