"I'm delighted that [the house] will continue to inspire and to turn heads at its permanent home at the Domaine de Boisbuchet," said Derek Stein, associate professor of physics and engineering at Brown and a faculty advisor for the project. "More importantly, Techstyle Haus has built a cohort of students who understand how to improve the housing sector. I hope that many will choose to design sustainable housing, develop energy efficient building materials, or push for stricter building codes."

That experience is one that the team members say they'll never forget.

"We're all so proud of what we've done here," said rising Brown junior Gareth Rose, "and I can't think of a more enlightening way to have spent the last two years."

By Kevin Spacey