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The Sustainable House Project For the remainder of the term, we are going to explore the issue of sustainability. To facilitate this focus, each student will build a virtual model of a “sustainable house”. Your house will be located in one of two places: in the Sonoran Desert just outside the city limits of Tucson, Arizona or in the Costa Rican rainforest just outside the city limits of Turrialba, Costa Rica. Basic requirements: Your house will be built on a one-acre plot and should house five people. Each house must have a kitchen, a bathroom, three bedrooms The house must be “off the grid.” This means the house cannot be dependent on any municipal electrical, gas, water, or sewage treatment systems. The property will contain a pesticide-free garden that will produce food on a year-round

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