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GREEN GINGERBREAD HOUSE: The Inhabitat Alpine Cabin

Posted By Olivia Chen On December 24, 2008 @ 5:00 am In Architecture,New York City,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment

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Up here in New York, we’re sloshing our way through a semi-white and wet holiday season, but we love the wintery imagery conjured up by Inhabitat contributing writer Bridgette Steffen [2]‘s alpine gingerbread cabin! Aside from its cozy construction and idyllic setting, the cabin includes some great, eco-friendly building elements like a solar roof and composter. We think this GSC-certified gluten-free cabin [3] deserves some fanfare because its sustainable merits are anything but sugar-coated.

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This beautifully-crafted cabin includes:

+ A bright red roof covered in strawberry fruit-by-the-foot that includes a thin-film photovoltaic system represented by razzly blue blitz fruit-by-the-foot. The solar roof is positioned on the south-facing side and roof overhangs optimize passive solar design.
+ Hot water is accessible via a chocolate solar heating system located on the roof.
+ Snow graces the entire cabin via coconut flakes and delectable frosting.
+ Cinnamon candy rocks give the cabin a sugary foundation that look wonderfully realistic!
+ Locally-sourced stone steps made of organic banana chips lead from the front door to the composter.
+ A composter located in the corner of the house, and we can see that gummi worms are already hard to work!
+ Commuter skis made of gluten-free gingerbread kept outside the front door are used for transportation.

+ Gluten-free gingerbread recipe [3]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/24/inhabitat-gingerbread-alpine-cabin-bridgette/

[2] Bridgette Steffen: http://www.inhabitat.com/author/bridgette/

[3] gluten-free cabin: http://onlysometimesclever.wordpress.com/2007/12/03/gingerbread-for-cookies-houses-gfcf/

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