New portable living unit
Comrie Croft, the St rath’s awardwinning communityowned eco farm has launched a crowd funding campaign to finance the creation of a ‘ Kranog’, said to be a world first in sustainable accommodation.
Inspired by Scotland’s bronze age dwellings, the Kranog is designed to go anywhere, especially remote and fragile landscapes.
It utilises 100 per cent renewable, o f f- grid technologies resulting in no mains connection, no waste, no pollution and no bills.
The Kranog’s green credentials include rainwater harvesting, a wood burning stove for heating and solar panels for a renewable source of electricity.
Those behind the idea say this will create something that has never been done before - a luxury, design- led, offgrid cabin, utilising 100 per cent renewable energy and rainwater that produces zero harmful emissions to the environment.
Andrew Donaldson, founder of Comrie Croft, said: “We hope this project will be the start of a revolution in holiday accommodation that will result in significant env i ronmental and economic benefits for some of Scotland, and the world’s, most beautiful places. Who knows, perhaps this marks the beginning of the end for the static caravan!”
Following three years of research and independent testing, a two- bedroom prototype is ready to build with Comrie Croft offering the ideal location to test every aspect of the eco structure in the real world.
The project is being financed by crowdfunding and supporters are invited to visit the Indiegogo crowd-funding page. Those supporting the project will be offered the opportunity to stay in the accommodation on its completion.