Couple Builds Greenhouse AROUND House to Grow Food and Keep Warm

Couple Builds Greenhouse AROUND House to Grow Food and Keep Warm

With unfavorable winter temperatures of a 27 degree January average, living in Stockholm, Sweden let alone growing food in the wintertime would be unimaginable without some form of heat. Well, what better way than to harness the free energy of the sun without having to worry about solar panels and high voltage electronics. Marie Granmar, Charles Sacilotto and their young son, decided to just that. Their house is literally an environmentally-friendly house built within a … [Read more...]

The Largest Air Purifier Ever Built Sucks Up Smog And Turns It Into Gem Stones

The Largest Air Purifier Ever Built Sucks Up Smog And Turns It Into Gem Stones

from Gizmodo What’s 23 feet tall, eats smog, and makes jewelry for fun? In Rotterdam this week, the designer Daan Roosegaarde is showing off the result of three years of research and development: The largest air purifier ever built. It’s a tower that scrubs the pollution from more than 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour—and then condenses those fine particles of smog into tiny “gem stones” that can be embedded in rings, cufflinks, and more. Each stone is roughly … [Read more...]

Tour The Epic Sustainable Home That California Is About To Demolish

Tour The Epic Sustainable Home That California Is About To Demolish

To view the virtual tour, click here. The epic renovation included a 30-foot hand-dug well, an earthworm-powered plumbing system, a fully-equipped tea house and dozens of other structures designed and built by Hoffman himself. There was just one problem with his vision––he never got the proper building permits. After a decades-long battle, county officials have given Hoffman until Aug. 1, 2012 to level everything down to the bricks and pay a $226,000 fine. "I … [Read more...]