The small town of Oroville — north central Washington four miles from the border — has big aspirations.  A developer has plans to build the first Passive House hotel in North America, according to

Developer Steve Morberg already secured Highway 97 frontage for the project and will use a design by Bôd Structures, formerly known as American Container Homes, to construct the hotel in phases.

Bôd Structures prefabricates and delivers structures in a process that’s actually a mix between what Blu Homes (folding) and Green Horizon Manufacturing (container packing) do — collapsing the structure into a shipping container and unpacking everything onsite.

In this case, the concept is to build an eco-friendly Passive House hotel in a manner that “costs less than conventional construction” and in “less time than conventional methods,” accorings to Sustainable Oroville.  This should be interesting …

Credit: Bôd Structures.