How would you like to be mowing the roof of this house?
This is a ‘Green Roof’ something which is quite common in many Northern Hemisphere Countries but not so common in Australia.
They can work well in keeping a house warm with around 2-300mm of soil providing good insulation.
I’m not sure how well they would work in Australia on conventional houses.
- You would probably need to water the roof in summer to minimise any bushfire risk.
Other issues would be:
- Upgrading roof trusses for the much heavier loads from all that soil.
- Finding the right native species to plant so you wouldn’t have to mow!
To find out more go to freshome.com where I got the photo or Green Roof Australasia.
For more Unusual Houses and Fails go to What the………………….?
For Posts about Green Building see Sustainability