Experimentation area: France - Brittany
Period: 2018 - 2020
Led by: Clément Chabot and Pierre-Alain Lévêque
Throughout the Low-tech Tour France 2017, the team travelled across France, meeting people who made their dream of more sustainable living come true, thanks to low-techs.
In 2019 came the time to experiment. Pierre-Alain and Clément started to build a showcase micro-habitat, which they equipped with the 12 low-techs documented during the Low-tech Tour France 2017. They tested the relevance of each of the low-techs throughout the seasons by living in the house for one year. The systems were assessed according to different aspects:
- The environmental impact, by measuring carbon impact with the Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
- The financial and economic interest compared to more conventional solutions
- The systems’ ergonomics, notably the use, functionality, comfort, efficiency and compatibility with our lifestyles
Over the course of the experimentation, Clément and Pierre-Alain related their experience in a web series which is available on YouTube. In February 2020, a report of the experimentation was published.
You can visit the Low-tech house at the FabLab in Concarneau (Brittany - France) until December 2020.
Winner of “Mon projet pour la planète”
Thank you to Jean-Daniel Blanchet / Atelier Bois d’Ici for his workshop and his advice to us, beginner carpenters. SpeedNautic, Fenetrea, Leroy Merlin Quimper and Schneider Electric for their material donations.