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THE DESIGNER

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WELCOME

I am the founder/owner of Sol Haus Design, a boutique firm with a focus on sustainable design and building in Ojai, California. After receiving an architecture degree and more than 20 years experience with high-end corporate clients, I’ve decided to focus my career on smaller scale projects that could make a positive difference.

Staying true to my values, I’ve lived full time in my off grid tiny house since 2013. My tiny home has been featured in media publications, books and television. I am also a proud recipient of FWN Global 100 Most Influential Women and a Featured speaker at Yale University on social entrepreneurship. In 2017, I was chosen as “Innovative Entrepreneur” by Social Venture Circle.

Thank you for your interest in my work. I would be honored to help you create a space that you’ll love!

Vina xox

MY STORY

VINA LUSTADO

 My Upbringing: Global Awareness

Born and raised in the Philippines, I loved being out in nature. Coming from a large family of ten children, I learned early the value of simplicity and living within your means. At the age of seven, my family moved to Los Angeles. I yearned to make a positive difference so I acquired an architecture degree from USC. After graduation, I travelled to Europe with a backpack to explore the world. It changed my life. With an insatiable curiosity, travel expanded my worldview and broadened my perspectives.

My Career: Corporate to Conscious

For two decades, I climbed the corporate ladder working for notable architecture firms. But I became disillusioned with my profession — the environmental degradation and tendency to cater to wealthy clients. Eager to make a positive impact in my profession, I decided to pursue an international fellowship in Germany to study sustainable and affordable housing. The experience left a huge impact on me. I wanted to take what I learned and apply to my work in the US.

Sol Haus Design: Forging a New Way

In 2010, I founded my own business Sol Haus Design. My intention was to cater to those with modest means, to provide quality housing regardless of income. My design practice reflects my core values in sustainability and affordability. It’s important that I live in alignment with my values. Since 2013, I’ve lived full time in my 140 square foot tiny house, off the grid and happy as can be!

 

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Business As A Force For Good

We care deeply about the environment. Through our 1% for the Planet membership we support non-profit organizations to create positive change for the environment. 

SOL HAUS GIVE BACK 100

We see our business as the vehicle for fostering accessible, sustainable living around the globe.
We’re making good on that commitment with the Sol Haus Give Back 100 project:
$100 from every sale of our Sol Haus & Light Haus plans (orig. $399) is donated to Habitat for
Humanity to provide affordable housing in their communities. Tiny Footprint, Big Impact.

100 Most Influential Filipina Women

Vina Lustado is a proud recipient of FWN’s Global 100 Most Influential Filipina Women “Innovator and Thought Leader”

Featured Speaker at Yale University

A presentation at Yale Center for Business and the Environment regarding social entrepreneurship

Design with a Purpose

“Beyond the word sustainability as a concept based on ecology, SOL HAUS DESIGN is also interested in affordability – ensuring that their sustainable innovations are accessible to a wider audience, beyond the premiums that a lot of companies charge for their sustainable products- which is a simple but revolutionary belief.” 

Nikola Alexandre | Yale University

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CONTACT

SOL HAUS Design
PO Box 384
Ojai, CA 93024
hello@solhausdesign.com

Sol Haus Design is committed to beautiful, human-centered design where quality of living is accessible to all.

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