Green Roof

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!


For more Unusual Houses and Fails go to What the………………….?

For Posts about Green Building see Sustainability