JARDINE HILLS - by Mason-Jar

Dealu Mare – Prahova, Romania

Located in the wine region of Dealu Mare, “Jardine Hills” consists of an existing main house and guest cottage and three newly-constructed guest cottages that combine a modern, green approach with a rustic design. Photovoltaic panels provide off-grid electricity (3.6 kW), while solar thermal panels and a high efficiency heat pump supply hot water for domestic use and heating the swimming pool. The entire grounds are landscaped using sustainable principles including using drought resistant plants, natural mulch and a low water use drip irrigation system. Energy efficient windows, doors, insulation and other materials combined with a state of the art air to air heat pump system heat and cool the new guest cottages; each with separate thermostatic zone and controlled with a smart phone-enabled application for remote initiation, monitoring and adjustment.