Stockholm, Sweden gets quite chilly in January, -3°C to be exact, so homeowners Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto decided that old fashioned heaters just weren’t the way to go. So, they decided to build a house-in-a-greenhouse with the help of architect and friend Bengt Warne. The duo settled on an old summer house located in the Stockholm archipelago, and using Warne’s design, the small summer home, plus an additional 4 millimeter in glass, enveloped the structure. Since the footprint of the greenhouse is nearly double that of the home, there’s enough room for a wrap-around garden, especially since it’s a Mediterranean climate inside the bubble. Continue reading for an in-depth video tour and more information.
“The favorite spot is the glass-covered roof deck. Since there�s no longer need for a roof, the couple removed it and now have a large space for sunbathing, reading or playing with their son on swings and bikes. 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,” according to Fair Companies.