Snowdrop Housing Survey

Introduction

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Snowdrop is a holistically sustainable housing initiative working to prototype new ways that modular net-positive homes can take a more humanistic angle. With emphasis on one’s physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being, we envision these homes as impactful solutions for simple private residences, community buildings, or disaster relief projects, both domestic and international.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this brief anonymous survey. There will be no follow up emails. Answers will remain confidential and will only be seen by our team members.

If you have any questions about our project or would like to get involved, feel free to visit www.snowdroparch.com


Key Concept Definitions

Tiny Home: A small home, specifically a dwelling that is 400 sqft / 37 sqm (average size of a two-car garage) or less in floor area excluding any lofts. Once built or set in place, the structure is immobile.

Off-Grid Architecture: Not connected to or served by publicly- or privately-managed utilities such as electricity, gas, or water. In reference to homes, these structures would be entirely self-dependent upon meeting the demands of the home, local infrastructure, and user.


Survey Questions

(Approximately 5 Minutes)

1) Background Information and Demographics
What is your age? *
What is your educational background? *
2) Sustainability and Tiny Home Impressions
3) Home Energy/Resource Generation
Would you be open to the idea of home-integrated energy generation technologies that are able to convert human powered energy to electricity . This energy would then be responsible for all non-essential home functions, such as amenity lighting or charging personal devices? *
i.e., Ride an indoor electric bike for 45 minutes to generate and store 12 hours worth of basic electricity solely for indoor lighting or charging electronic devices.
If you were to pick one value in a tiny home, what feature would be the most important to you? *
4) Cost, Furnishment and Customization
What price point would you expect a 288 sqft / 26 sqm off-grid home to be? *
This would be a home with the approximate dimensions of 12 ft X 24 ft or 3.6 m X 7.2 m.
With regards to home furnishings, if you were to purchase a tiny home, which would you prefer? *
Would you appreciate options that allow for customization of a home's interior and exterior? *