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Help UT's Solar Decathlon Team Build a House!

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
99 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 02, at 11:59 PM CST
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We're on our way--thank you!

November 20, 2014

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Since officially launching our project yesterday, we've already raised over $2,200!

Please continue to help us spread the word about this project. Share this exciting news with your friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and social media, along with the hashtag, #nexushaus.

You can always check out our website, too, to stay up-to-date:

Thanks again for your support! We look forward to sharing the advancement of sustainable, solar-powered living with you.

Yours, under the sun,

UT + TUM Students

Two Weeks Remaining

December 19, 2014

As we enjoy family and friends during this season of giving, we want to say thank you to all who have given to our campaign so far. With just 14 days remaining in the compaign, we have raised nearly $7,200 and need just $2,828 to reach our goal!

This is an exciting time for the Nexushaus team - both in Austin and Munich - as we have started winter break and reached a milestone for the project. Just yesterday, the team submitted a draft animated walkthrough of Nexushaus to the United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. We're excited to share this video with you and hope that you will share it with your friends and family via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media. We also encourage you to use the hashtag, #nexushaus, when sharing the project.

As we continue to design and build Nexushaus during the next 10 months, we look forward to sharing more videos and images that showcase the advancement of sustainable, solar-powered living with you. For more information about the team, our approach to solar-powered living, and to stay up-to-date with our progress, you can also check our website:

Thanks again for your thoughts and support, and if you are considering supporting the Nexushaus team financially, please keep in mind that any donation made before the end of the year is tax deductible in 2014.

Yours, under the sun,

UT + TUM Students

The Final Countdown--Just a Few Hours Left to Donate!

January 02, 2015

Our team is so excited to be wrapping up our campaign on Hornraiser, which closes at 11:59 p.m. CST tonight, January 2, 2015.

We're absolutely honored to have met and exceeded our oriignal $10,000 goal, and we've officially received a $10,000 match from a generous donor. We definitely want to keep this positive momentum going. Gifts of all sizes will help us as we prepare to compete in Irvine in October 2015. There's just a few hours left--so if you know anyone who would like to make a donation, but hasn't done so yet, please share the link to our project with them!

It’s an exciting time for us, and we really appreciate our community coming together to support this great cause. Thank you for being a part of our successful initiative.

Yours, under the sun,

UT + TUM Students

Thank You for Your Generous Support of Nexushaus

January 07, 2015

Thank you all for your support and generosity. Because of your help, NexusHaus was able to raise more than $21,000 to support our entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

As initially stated in our ask, $10,000 of the money raised will be used to fund the cost of filming and producing a "making-of" documentary which will document the construction and water, energy, and food technologies explored in the project. The documentary will be used during the competition as part of the Communication and Engineering competitions and will also act as a teaching tool in classrooms across Texas once the competition is complete.

The additional funds, $11,422, will be used to pay for the construction of one of the two chassis which serve as the foundations for the living and sleeping units. These chassis will also provide the main source of transportation for the units as they traverse roughly 2,800 miles to and from the competition site in Irvine, California.

Thanks again for all of your help during this campaign! Please be sure to follow NexusHaus' progress on our blog and website at

Our way
of Thanking You


Social Media Thank You

Receive a thank you via Social Media - Facebook: Nexushaus, Twitter: @Nexushaus2015, and/or Instagram: @Nexushaus2015)

10 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2015


Postcard of Rendering

Receive a thank you postcard with a rendering of the Nexushaus

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Estimated Delivery: January 2015


Poster of Rendering

Receive an 11x17 thank you poster with a rendering of Nexushaus

11 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2015


Copy of Digital Documentary

Receive a digital copy of the finished Nexushaus documentary via a password protected site

14 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2015


UT Tower 3D Print

Receive a 3D Print of the UT Tower and Name(s) in credits of the Nexushaus Documentary

4 of 80 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2015


Nexushaus Construction Tour

Invitation to a Construction Tour Day at Nexushaus in Austin

4 of 60 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2015


Nexushaus Send Off Party

Invitation to the Nexushaus Send Off Party and Name(s) on the Nexushaus decking or planters

0 of 30 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Nexushaus Documentary Cameo

Cameo feature in the Nexushas Documentary

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Nexushaus Dinner

Invitation to Team Dinner at Nexushaus in either Irvine or Austin

0 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Nexushaus Event

Host your own event at Nexushaus* *restrictions apply

0 of 3 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015
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