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If money wasn't a problem - what green stuff would you have?

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Katymac Tue 23-May-06 21:46:38

I'd have
Wood fired central heating
Grey water recycling
Rain water harvesting
An electric people carrier
PV Solar panels
Passive solar panels for hot water

I'm sure I could think of some more I'd like

How about you?

notasheep Tue 23-May-06 21:49:31

A house built by The Centre for Alternative Technology

Pruni Tue 23-May-06 21:49:49

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JoolsToo Tue 23-May-06 21:50:06

a grass skirt

moondog Tue 23-May-06 21:50:24

Oxen powered water wheel
Grape press
Solar operated helicopter

Katymac Tue 23-May-06 21:50:27


I'd like more (& better insulation) & argon filled triple glazed windows (like they fit in Sweden as standard)

moondog Tue 23-May-06 21:51:19

Where is hot spring Pruni?
We have hot springs in UK.
Think of Bath!
I would bloody love to take the waters.

Katymac Tue 23-May-06 21:51:46

Pruni - you'd be better with a ground pump thingie for your underfloor heating (very efficient - might be worth costing it)

Frizbe Tue 23-May-06 21:51:57

Solar Pannels, Wind Turbine, Reed/willow beds, water harvesting/re cycling too! I'd probably re design the house to incorporate a decent central chimney/fire that would heat the rest of the place too....It'd be lovely ......

LotosEater Tue 23-May-06 21:52:17

notasheep - would your house have some of those non-water toilets as well?

Katymac Tue 23-May-06 21:52:51

I have a central chimney (lovely it is too)

FillyjonktheSnibbet Tue 23-May-06 21:53:40

i'd have a rammed earth, passively solar heated burrow house with (obviously) a turf roof, on my biodynamic smallholding.

lunavix Tue 23-May-06 21:55:05

gosh it'd be lovely wouldn't it. I'd have the works too, plus enough money to comfortably eat entirely organic food (while having my own huge organic veggie patch a la It's not easy being green) and all ethical clothing for the whole family... I can dream!

whowoulddoit Tue 23-May-06 21:56:02

ahh, this is easy..

solar panels
turf roof
wooden a frame stilt house built by ben law
reclaimed inetrior
straw bale walls...
i have to stop soon, this is starting to make me feel very sad about not having any money!

i would settle for one of those folding whellbarrows and a water butt...
or ben law...

Katymac Tue 23-May-06 21:56:28

With a rainwater irrigation system powered by a solar cell so that the plants get watered automatically in the hot weather

Pruni Tue 23-May-06 21:57:12

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lunavix Tue 23-May-06 21:57:35

I'd be happy with a water butt, eglu (I'm not entirely sure about the eco-friendliness of the plastic housing, but I'd like my own pair of organic chickens) and like I said to comfortably afford solely organic food.

notasheep Tue 23-May-06 21:58:30

lotoseater-dp likes to pee in the garden,normally on the compost mound.
Not good on links,but CAT is where its at.
Turf roofs have reached here and some of the locals live in tippees

Katymac Tue 23-May-06 21:58:40

Isn't bath kinda luke warm? or is it really hot

LotosEater Tue 23-May-06 21:58:49

so who's up for composting toilets ?

FillyjonktheSnibbet Tue 23-May-06 22:01:35

actually, might employ someone to grow and raise livestock on my biodynamic farm, thus ensuring local jobs.

would it be green to buy a whole island for myself?

LotosEater Tue 23-May-06 22:04:42

actually notsheep I agree with you - CAT is great place

OK the rest of you, loads of green ideas here

notasheep Tue 23-May-06 22:08:07

On a more serious but still environment friendly way last year my girlfriend had a cardboard coffin

beetle73 Tue 23-May-06 22:12:56

Rubbish-sorting chutes leading from the kitchen to the relevant bins.

Katymac Tue 23-May-06 22:14:05

Well I have a recycling cupboad and a husband....does that count?

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