How does it work? During the daytime, the sun’s rays heat the home and the outside growing areas. Additional heat is also stored in the bedrock upon which the house rests.
When you live in Stockholm, Sweden, there are a few unpleasant things you have to deal with. One of those being the average temperature sitting around the usual low of 27 degrees on any night in January. This also means that growing food is almost impossible.
So, one couple devised a plan to solve both problems, and they did it by building a greenhouse around their home.
It’s quite genius, really. Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto don’t have to use solar panels or electronic devices to make use of the energy they gain from the sun. They live in absolute sustainability and comfortability thanks to this creative endeavor of theirs.
The couple has dubbed it “Naturhus,” and its design was inspired by Bengt Warne, a Swedish eco-architect who was also a mentor to Charles Sacilotto.
If you can, try to imagine lounging around in your bathing suit, surrounded by plant life and vegetables, in your backyard in the middle of winter.
How does it work? During the daytime, the sun’s rays heat the home and the outside growing areas. Additional heat is also stored in the bedrock upon which the house rests. Between the two, their home stays a comfortable temperature year-round.
But, they didn’t stop there. They also utilize collected rainwater for different household needs and compost all of their kitchen waste. And, Sacilotto, who is also an engineer, designed the home’s sewage system, which is fairly complex compared to most:
“The sewage system begins with a urine-separating toilet and uses centrifuges, cisterns, grow beds and garden ponds to filter the water and compost the remains,” reports Fair Companies.
You can check out a video tour of the home by watching the video below:
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