Low-tech Housing / 2018 - 2020


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.


ADEME Bretagne
Région Bretagne
Institut Fontaine
Crédit Mutuel ARKEA
Fondation MACIF
Fondation Thetys
Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest
Armorique Habitat

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