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Virginia Tech FutureHAUS Dubai

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
64 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 16, at 12:00 AM EST
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Thank you for your support!

November 21, 2017

Thank you so much for your generous donation to Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS Dubai Solar Decathlon crowdfunding campaign. Together, we surpassed our goal and raised $11,545!


This feat would not have been possible without the support of donors like you, who are helping Virginia Tech's team of students, designers, faculty and staff fulfill their goal to build the world's best solar house as the only U.S. team in the global competition.


The FutureHAUS Dubai team exemplifies the importance of interdisciplinary connections, bringing together students and faculty from Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies, College of Engineering, College of Science, and Pamplin College of Business, as well as two Virginia Tech student-run creative agencies, FourDesign and PRISM.


With your support, we will order the solar panels to #powerthisVThaus and begin testing them for the competition. We are officially one year away from the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 competition, and we look forward to continuing this journey with you. Follow along on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.



Thank you again for supporting,

-VT FutureHAUS Dubai Team


Fully Charged and We're Just Getting Started!

November 06, 2017

Thank you for helping us fundraise $10,000 to help purchase our solar panels, and directly support the essential functions of our home kilowatt by kilowatt. A huge thank you from our team for supporting our campaign. We are now able to order a portion of the solar panels necessary to power our haus during the competition. 


Due to the overwhelming success of this crowdfunding campaign, and the goal of purchasing the remainder of the panels, we are adding a stretch goal to $15,000. This extra boost will allow us to add even more innovation to our home.


Thank you again for helping us #powerthisVTHAUS!


$1,000 Away!

October 23, 2017

We are just shy of $9,000! Almost there!


Please keep sending this donation link to friends and family on social media! We are only $1,000 away from our goal, so let's keep sharing as we enter the final stretch of our campaign.


Thank you for helping us get to $9,000 so fast! Your donation is greatly appreciated, and is much needed in order to #powerthisVTHAUS!

Halfway There!

October 18, 2017

We have completed two full weeks of our crowdfunding campaign and have raised $5,391! 

We're making great progress, but still need to reach our goal of $10,000. We have 27 days left in our campaign, so please continue spreading the word through social media. As we get closer to the end, we will continue to keep everyone updated through our JUmP page.

Thank you again for your contribution! It's donors like you that make is possible for us to #powerthisVTHAUS!

Awesome Start!

October 04, 2017

After two full days of our crowdfunding campaign, we have raised over $2,600! Thank you to all of our donors for helping us get off to a great start!

We are just over 25% toward our goal of $10,000. Please continue to help us achieve our goal by sharing the crowdfunding link with friends and family on social media. We will continue to keep everyone updated, so stay tuned on our JUmP page for the latest news on our campaign.

Again, thanks for your donation and helping us #powerthisVTHAUS!


Choose a giving level


Cell the HAUS

The FutureHAUS will be solar powered. Your $5 contribution will help us purchase one of the many hundred cells we’ll need to power the HAUS.


Party In the HAUS

Let’s jazz it up in Dubai! Help us make a playlist to entertain our Middle Eastern guests by requesting a song to be added to our playlist



Let’s warn our competitors of what they’re up against with some external lighting on the house



Have your name listed as one of our backers on our website


Power the HAUS

Power the HAUS to VicTory! Your contribution will power the house during its showcase to the judges and our competitors.


Host a Cookout

Bring American hospitality to the Middle East and help us host a good 'ole fashioned cookout powered by solar energy.


Private Tour

Take a look at the future before the rest of the world does. A luxury guided tour of the FutureHAUS for you and 5 of your best friends. Learn how it was built, meet the team behind the project.

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