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Family wraps home in greenhouse to warm up — 4 Comments

  1. I have considered the idea of a greenhouse as a home. No permits with its no foundation. Having plants around you sounds healthy if done right.

    • It’s tricky but possible in the right climate. I’ve always liked Kevin Songer’s chain link fencing greenhouse:
      https://naturalbuildingblog.siterubix.com/integrating-shelter-food-water-and-sense-of-place/

      Some people wouldn’t consider that a real home, but it sure beats some of the alternatives. I’d much rather live in a greenhouse like that than say out of the back of a truck. You could set it up real nice with all the important necessities like roofwater catchment, composting toilet, solar, etc. The best part would be living with all the plants.

      One option is to make a living space within the greenhouse that you can moderate the temperature. (Plants and humans have different needs.)

  2. I’ve raved about Kirsten Dirksen’s videos of Faircompanies.com and featured many of them on our blog. She has another fantastic video on her channel about tiny houses that I’m watching now. It’s cutting edge video coverage of a group of artisans who are building shipping container houses in a leased industrial space. No one else has done this as far as I’m aware. There seems to be a loophole in the law where shipping containers are allowed, and since they’re inside no one knows how they’re being used. This is a great way to pool resources, share costs and get affordable living and working space in a densely populated urban environment (SF).

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