Living the Green Life in a Hobbit House
Can you imagine having a roof covered in plants, or a house half-buried underground? Tune in to see these innovations and more in the World's Greenest homes playlist.
World's Greenest Homes: Blacksmith Shop to Eco-Home
This 800 square foot former blacksmith shop turned eco-friendly house in cosmopolitan Toronto is the brain child of a creative visual artist.
World's Greenest Homes: Boulder Remodel
West of Boulder, Colorado, there is a tiny house that uses space-age materials.
World's Greenest Homes: Cane Creek
This oasis home outside Scottsdale takes full advantage of the desert sun.
World's Greenest Homes: Dome Home
In the woods outside St. Paul, Minnesota, a grand geodesic dome home can withstand earthquakes. Learn more in this video from Planet Green's "World's Greenest Homes."
World's Greenest Homes: Going Underground
When zoning laws prevented them from building up, a family in England went underground and built a very cool, very green London dream home. Watch this video from Planet Green's "World's Greenest Homes."
World's Greenest Homes: Green Kitchen
Watch this clip for a walk through one of the greenest kitchens around, along with some tips from the homeowners. Be sure to check out the rest of Planet Green's "World's Greenest Homes" series to learn more about sustainable construction.
World's Greenest Homes: Hong Kong Space Saver
Squeezed into an over-crowded Hong Kong where space is a luxury, this ultra hip 330 square foot apartment features a futuristic sliding wall system that creates up to 24 different room combinations.
World's Greenest Homes: New Zealand's Solar Home
This modern home near Auckland, New Zealand, uses passive solar power and has it's own water treatment system.
World's Greenest Homes: San Francisco
We visit a stunning and lavish home in San Francisco's Mission District that is a study in how to take wind power to a new level in the city. Learn more in this video from Planet Green's "World's Greenest Homes."
World's Greenest Homes: Solar Panel Bustup
See how much abuse a solar panel can handle while still producing power. Check out this video from Planet Green's "World's Greenest Homes" series to learn more about solar power, sustainable living and wind power.
World's Greenest Homes: Sonoran Desert
Host Manny Belliveau visits an engineer and inventor who has designed his unique home that blends into the foothills of the Sonoran Desert and uses natural waterfalls to cool the air. Learn more in this video from Planet Green's "World's Greenest Homes."
World's Greenest Homes: Swiss Solar House
Just below the Swiss Alps sits a 3,000 square foot house framed almost entirely in glass. This European beauty was one of the first zero-emissions homes in Europe.
World's Greenest Homes: The Arizona Straw Bale House
Check out the first ever straw bale house located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Features include a saltwater swimming pool, and a cooling tower inspired by Middle Eastern architecture.
World's Greenest Homes: The Futuristic Seattle Retreat
Check out the PC-1. Named for it's politically correctness, this futuristic Seattle retreat brings modern sustainability to the suburbs.
World's Greenest Homes: The Grass Roof Bungalow
Outside of Minneapolis, sits a former 1940's bungalow like you have never seen. The deck is made from recycled milk jugs, there's grass on the roof and different types of solar panels saves this family around $800 a year on the electric bill.
World's Greenest Homes: The Hamburg Eco-House
Inside this ultra modern stork-like box home, features include, an open concept design for communal living, lots of windows, a remarkable two-story bookcase and a tiny carbon footprint.
World's Greenest Homes: The Hilltop Retreat
This beautiful home set a top a majestic hillside outside Santiago, Chile, boasts stunning views and huge doors that allow nature to come right inside.
World's Greenest Homes: The Revived Pump House
Located on Lake Erie, an architect revives a rustic pump house, utilizing the original pump system and the structure's original ice wall.
World's Greenest Homes: Tiny Lot in Toronto
In trendy Toronto, a family made the best use of space by building up. They even put their garden on the roof.
World's Greenest Homes: Urban Wind Turbine
Watch this video to discover how the first urban wind turbine works -- and what the neighbors think about living in its shadow. Be sure to check out the rest of Planet Green's "World's Greenest Homes" series for more information on sustainable living.
Worlds Greenest Homes: Pump House Home
In Ridgeway, Ontario, an architect finds a rustic pump house by a lake and turns it into an echo friendly home.
Worlds Greenest Homes: Soundproofing
Built next to a Boulder, Colorado highway, this 2,900 square foot home is built from eco-friendly materials, and features a noise-proofing concrete wall, open concept living area, lots of colors, and an indoor fish pond.
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