January temperatures in Stockholm, Sweden, average 27 degrees Fahrenheit (around 3 degrees Celsius). In such cold weather it is very expensive to warm up your home, and it is certainly ‘uncertain and challenging’ to grow any variety of vegetables.
The resourceful couple, Charles Sacilotto and Marie Grammer, has found a brilliant way to fight against the weather imbalances: As you can see in the picture above, they have created a massive greenhouse that completely embraces their home like a letter in an envelope!
Isn’t this idea simply amazing? It seems that they have said ‘Goodbye’ to the freezing cold weather for as long as they live!
They gave the Fair Companies a visiting tour of their “Naurhus” (or Nature House in English) that is encompassed by a 4-millimeter pane of glass. The cost is: $84,000 for the installation.
The greenhouse home is abundantly heated by the sun during the day, and keeps it warm in the evening due to the release of residual heat that is stored in the bedrock residing right below the home.
The roof deck is the best ever for year-round leisure actives such as providing their son with a ‘play roof,’ sunbathing, or quiet reading in an environment that only the ‘Naturhus’ can create.
Charles Sacilotto and Marie Grammer are an environmentally-conscious family who is working to become self-sufficient that is self-sustained. They collect rainwater for their household needs as well as non-fluoridated water for their plants. They compost their garden and kitchen waste so that it is naturally recycled back into their sweet little ecosystem.
According to Fair Companies: “The sewage system begins with a urine-separating toilet and uses centrifuges, cisterns, grow beds and garden ponds to filter the water and compost the remains.”
Inside their cosy greenhouse, they have already grown a bountiful crop: organic tomatoes, figs, cucumbers, herbs, grapes and other things that would not normally be able to survive and thrive in the cold Scandinavian winter.
According to Charles Sacilotto, who is an engineer himself, they do not worry at all about the glass breaking: “It is security glass. So in principle, this can’t break. If it ever does, it will break into tiny pieces to not harm anyone around.”
Check out the video below of this awesome Scandinavian family as they proudly show off their unique home. Many people around the world have come round Charles Sacilotto and Marie Grammer’s point of view. Will you be the next one to build a greenhouse around your home as well?
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