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Naturhus: An Entire House Wrapped in Its Own Private Greenhouse

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On December 20, 2010 @ 6:45 pm In Architecture | 2 Comments


For all intents and purposes, the Naturhus [6] is a typical home – except for the extra glass layer surrounding it. Inside the greenhouse, the owners can grow Mediterranean-style gardens [7] with plants like figs, kiwis, peaches, and wine grapes that would to typically be able to survive in the Swedish climate.

Warne was ahead of his time in his thinking – remember, this house was built in 1976 – in more ways than one. Aside from being able to grow more plants for a longer period of time throughout the year, the greenhouse [8] insulates the home within, cutting heating electricity by a whopping 50%. It also makes the most use of outdoor space like decks since homeowners can use them as extra rooms even in the wintertime thanks to the protective glass covering.

Via Treehugger [6] via Ecosol [9]

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[1] green thumbs: http://inhabitat.com/greenholidaygiftguide/gifts-for-the-green-thumb/basil-2/

[2] Sweden: http://inhabitat.com/plus-house-claesson-koivisto-rune/

[3] Bengt Warne: http://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengt_Warne

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/naturhus-an-entire-house-wrapped-in-its-own-private-greenhouse/naturhus-house-wrapped-in-a-greenhouse-11/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/12/naturhus-house-wrapped-in-a-greenhouse-9.jpg

[6] Naturhus: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/10/naturhus-is-a-house-wrapped-in-a-greenhouse.php

[7] gardens: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-bubble-gardens-pop-up-in-paris-streets/

[8] greenhouse: http://inhabitat.com/the-greenhouse-project-is-a-roof-garden-atop-a-nyc-school/

[9] Ecosol: http://www.ecosol.se/ecosol.html

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