A house that has insulating grass roof & edible garden walls

A house that produces more energy than it uses?

A house that would generate the same environmental benefit as 6095 trees in its life time?

Is this a storyline to a futuristic movie starring Will Smith?  

Nope.  

This is exactly what the folks at ArchiBlox did when they created their Carbon Positive modular homes.  Not only do these homes emit zero carbon emission, they are actually designed to make additional “positive” contributions to the environment by producing more energy on site than the building requires.  

The World's 1st Carbon Positive Modular Home By ArchiBlox
The World’s 1st Carbon Positive Modular Home By ArchiBlox.  This pop-up installation can now be seen at Melbourne City’s Square. Image courtesy of http://www.dezeen.com

The revolutionary design incorporates smart designs like in-ground cooling tubes to help with cooling the house naturally.  Sliding edible garden walls are not only a beautiful feature to the home but offer insulation functionality by blocking sun penetration.  Meanwhile the green roof, made from grass naturally adds thermal insulation to the home.  And that’s just some of the eco-friendly, smart features that comes with every home.

Not only does this sunroom stretch the width of this carbon positive home, it creates an energy positive "buffer" zone.
Not only does this sunroom stretch the width of this carbon positive home, it creates an energy positive “buffer” zone. Image courtesy of http://www.deseen.com

If you’ve always been passionate about reducing your carbon emission and ways to live sustainably, we can’t think of a better way to start than with these intelligent, functional and beautiful carbon positive homes.

To see more images of the pop up installation that is now set up in Melbourne’s City Square, visit Dezeen.  Otherwise, visit the folks at ArchiBlox to find out more about the clever work they’re doing with eco-sustainable building designs and practices.

Not just zero carbon emission... the smart designs allows the home to add carbon positive contributions to the environment
Not just zero carbon emission… the smart designs allows the home to add carbon positive contributions to the environment. Image courtesy of http://www.dezeen.com

Speaking of eco-sustainable solutions, make sure you check out these lovely handmade furniture we’ve recently designed and added to our online store!  Lovingly handmade from recycled solid timber that we salvaged from old Queenslander houses, these pieces are a part of our “Once Upon A Queenslander” collection.  A collection that looks to give a second lease of life to an important historical feature of Australia’s lifestyle and culture.

Handmade Eco Recycled Hall Table / Console / Desk / Dressing Table Made From Timber Salvaged From Old Queenslander Houses
Handmade Eco Recycled Hall Table / Console / Desk / Dressing Table Made From Timber Salvaged From Old Queenslander Houses

Designed by Award Winning Furniture Master Craftsman, Will Marx, each piece is lovingly handmade and custom build here in our workshop for you.  This allows us to custom every bespoke piece to any colour or finish to suit your home.  To find our more, start browsing our “Once Upon A Queenslander” collection and check out the lovely photos we have.

Written by Magdalene Marx, Co-Founder of GHIFY. Read more about GHIFY & , on Google+

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