Thursday, May 27, 2010

Living the Green Dream: is this the house of the future?

What's eco-friendly, fantastically livable and costs just about $1.50 per week in utilities? It's called the Cub House. UK designers have come up with an innovative modular steel house that's carbon neutral and looks great too.

Made of encased steel and double glass, the house is thoroughly insulated, it has solar panels on the roof and an air source heat pump so it recovers heat from the atmosphere outside to keep the interior warm and to heat hot water. Running this house won't make global warming worse and it won't break the bank either. It's all about real green living.

The Cub House is easy to install, and being modular you can choose to have just the top or the bottom or both floors. The cost? Nearly $133,000 for a one bedroom and about $390,000 for a five bedroom home.

Find out more about this house of the future here.

For ideas about how to take small steps to greener living, visit Vancouver-based Lavish & Lime. If you have any thoughts or comments about the Cub House, please leave a comment below. We'd love to hear from you.

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