Sustainable For the Wealthy

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Sarah Featherstone’s cutting-edge green home has already sold for a record-breaking £7.2million, or $14.2million in the sadly declining U.S. dollar. The home is known as the Orchid House and is one of the key homes in the U.K. on the Lower Mill Estate, a project to turn a disused gravel pit into a 450-acre nature reserve.

The home apparently aims to generate more energy than it consumes, making use of geothermal heating. I think it’s a great idea and will no doubt be a stunning piece of architecture when it is completed, especially when considering the organic design along with the use laminated veneer lumber but what is the point of experimenting with sustainable design like this if it is only ever going to be accessible to the super rich? Build some sustainable homes that middle class people can live in for a change.

You can read more about the project at Inhabit.

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