The Dacha Project is a collective of six people who are in the process of creating an environmentally sustainable, off-grid home together on their 16 acre patch of land. So far they've built a small straw-bale cottage, an earth-bermed house and a canvas tent designed like a yurt (since removed).
Contact Name: Marina Gershon
Address: 700 North Wood Road, Freeville, NY 13068
Type of Building: Residence/ Home
Designer/Builder: The Dacha Crew
Year Built: Construction began in 2009 and is still ongoing.
Building Features: local materials; reclaimed/salvaged materials; passive solar; radiant floor; solar hot water; non-toxic finishes/products; earth sheltered; off-grid, powered by solar and a generator that utilizes waste vegetable oil; low energy appliances; strawbale construction.
Last updated September 29, 2015