Your Green Home Doesn’t Have to Be Weird (But Some Are)
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It is perfectly possible to have a green home without doing anything weird or outrageous to it. By fitting solar panels, using less water, growing your own vegetables and basically being sensible you can help the planet while maintaining an attractive property. However, there are some rather crazier green ideas out there as well, like these ones.
I think that in a few years time this might actually be seen as fairly normal, but at the moment it is still seen as a being a bit strange in most places. It involves dumping a lot of soil onto the roof and then letting plants grow there. There are a number of benefits to having a green roof apart from the obvious environmental ones (keeps the temperature constant in the house, avoids water filtration, gives better soundproofing) and if I am being honest I would really like one. I’ll wait until it is seen as being something a bit less weird, though.
Storage Container House
It is also becoming quite popular to live in old storage containers (or shipping containers, which I think are really the same thing) which have been converted into houses. I just had a look online at some of the models and they are pretty cool. This is a great way of using something which might otherwise be left to rust and rot away somewhere. I can’t ever see myself living in one but who knows what the future holds. The biggest residential development to date appears to be Container City in London, although I have read about plans for a giant housing development in the Gulf of Mexico using oil rigs and storage containers.
This is an idea which is popular in Japan, according to what I have read. It is also probably the only one of the list which I would like to try just now. It involves growing a green, living curtain which covers the window and moderates the temperature in the house. It looks really easy to do and I might have a go at doing it next spring.
Can you imagine yourself living in a cave? Cave homes are quite popular in some places, like parts of Spain and Turkey. It is an extremely green way of living because you don’t need to generate much heat to warm up your cave home. I just checked out some pictures online and some of the cave homes around the world are a lot better looking than my house. Maybe I should move into one after all.
Actually, once we look at the details, some of these weird green home ideas aren’t so silly after all. If I had to choose one it would be the green roof, as I just think that it would be amazing if we had whole streets or even whole cities covered in these things. However, the green curtain sounds a lot easier and more practical for me right now.
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