Couple from Sweden built a greenhouse over their home to make it warmer!

Couple from Sweden built a greenhouse over their home to make it warmer!

When Charles Sacilotto and Marie Granmar, a couple from Sweden, bought a house in the suburbs of Stockholm they decided to find a way of saving energy during cold seasons. As a result, they found a very interesting solution – they enclosed their cottage into a large greenhouse!


This nontraditional idea proved to be very effective. It helps to save energy: solar heat warms up the house and creates a mild microclimate in the yard.

During cold months the family still uses heating, but the economy is really great.

What do you think about Charles and Marie's idea? Would you like to leave in such a house?

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44 Comments
eugene wilson
awesome idea
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Feb 4, 2016 6:50AM
Candace Caery
wow! that's so intelligent on their behalf. now why didn't any one of us think of that here so we could save on our bills and the government could save money as well. where is former president Jimmy Carter when he was building house for humanity and making them more energy efficient?
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Feb 5, 2016 6:30AM
eugene wilson
not only save energy but increase growing season for home grown garden vegetables as well
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Feb 5, 2016 6:52AM
Kacey Harris
Kacey Harris
Brilliant
2
Feb 7, 2016 9:59PM
Jenny Faye Coleman
Jenny Faye Coleman
a great idea!
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Feb 7, 2016 10:04PM
Troy Ison
What were the build costs??? How many years ot make that up in energy costs???
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Feb 7, 2016 10:22PM
Tom Young
Interesting...
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Feb 7, 2016 10:56PM
Ian MacBrown
Whats that adage about people who live in glass houses? I never thought I'd actually see one. Not a bad idea but it could have some problems.
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Feb 7, 2016 11:30PM
Reefer Gray
Reefer Gray
Really kool
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Feb 8, 2016 12:36AM
Sarah Hearn-vonFoerster
Sarah Hearn-vonFoerster
Saw a documentary on this family months ago. Having lived through Scandinavian winters as far horth as Lappland, I can tell you that this Greenhouse is a wondrous feat of technology and imagination. Hurrah for that French engineer and his creative industrious Swedish wife.
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Feb 8, 2016 12:51AM
Tyler Kline
Tyler Kline
I don't know about summers in stockholm......but I'd think it would get pretty hot in the summer.
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Feb 8, 2016 4:42AM
Wmc Barker
Wmc Barker
with enough money you can build anything
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Feb 8, 2016 2:02PM
Bobby Williams
Bobby Williams
What about condensation issues?
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Feb 8, 2016 3:18PM
mblado
I love the idea. Their Brilliant.
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Feb 8, 2016 3:46PM
Beth Lorraine
Beth Lorraine
Fantastic Idea! SOme bureaucrat will come round and find a way to tax us on it. The government can't let us get free anything
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Feb 9, 2016 11:37PM

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