We have just returned from a trip to Germany. Darmstadt University welcomed our team to visit their previous winning entries, which participated in SD Washington in 2007 and 2009. For the first time since the beginning of the process, we had the chance to have a close look of real Solar Decathlon houses and get tips from students who had competed before! On the way home we also stopped in Wuppertal to visit one more house. It was the one proposed by Wuppertal University during Solar Decathlon Madrid 2010 which is today lived by one of their team members.