Swedish Couple Built Their Home INSIDE A Greenhouse To Warm Up Stockholm Weather

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The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3°C (27°F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to the greenhouse that blankets their home.

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Originally Sacilotto looked for an empty lot to build an entirely new Naturhus, but he eventually settled on an old summer house on the Stockholm archipelago.

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Using Warne’s design, he covered the small summer house, plus an addition, in 4 millimeter glass.

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The footprint of the greenhouse is nearly double that of the home, leaving plenty of room for a wrap-around garden, and since inside the bubble it’s a Mediterranean climate, the couple now grow produce atypical for Sweden (e.g. figs, tomatoes, cucumbers).

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The greenhouse isn’t the only novel point to the Granmar-Sacilotto home. They are also completely independent from city sewage.

Built by Sacilotto- an engineer by training-, 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.

VIAKirsten Dirksen
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