Gallery: Naturhus: An Entire House Wrapped in Its Own Private Greenhous...

With winter weather in full effect (at least for our part of the globe), green thumbs have to take a short break from growing most of their fruits and veggies until the spring. But this very special home in Sweden is an exception due to one very unique characteristic - it's wrapped in its very own private greenhouse. Designed and built by Swedish architect Bengt Warne all the way back in 1976, the Naturhus not only allows its owners to cultivate their own fresh food for two extra months out of the year, it also cuts the home's electricity needs in half!

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  1. benl12 October 29, 2014 at 12:02 am

    What happens in the summer??

  2. Holcim Awards December 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    What a creative concept. Why has this not been repeated? Cutting energy needs in half is incredible. Ideas like this are what wins prizes from the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

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