In the first European passive house community, trial housing provided a real-life experience of passive houses until 2017!
The most pleasant and best way to get to know the advantages of a passive house is to sample it. To see a house in a conventional model park and to collect information is one thing. To feel and experience a house is something completely different!
That is why the Sonnenplatz Großschönau opened the first European Passivhausdorf on the 12th of May 2007 as a test house, offering over 4,800 guests a unique opportunity to experience the functionality and cosiness of the passive house for 10 years. Not just for a few minutes or hours, but equal for a few days.
More than 100 companies have jointly built five passive houses, all of which were exclusively available for rehearsals.
Those interested could test the houses with the whole family for two to seven days. Depending on the construction of the passive houses, 75 m² to 150 m² were available to the sample population. This enabled the residents to become familiar with the feeling of living in a passive house, got to know the functioning of heating and ventilation, and learned how beneficial this technology affects the room climate in a passive house.
Different designs of the buildings (wood, solid and mixed construction), architecture and technology provide the interested parties with detailed information and cover the wishes of a broad customer base. Uncertainties are reduced on the spot by competent and non-proprietary information services to the relevant specialist areas.
After 10 years of trial work, all built passive houses went into the possession of new owners, who can now enjoy the comfort of the passive house every day.
The offer for the Probewohnen® will be discontinued with June 2017. But you can visit the SONNENWELT and get to know the "10 Golden Rules of the Passive House".