Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor reviews a recent top industry Tweets on @Buildingtalk about the world’s first poo house.
Winnie the Pooh would be proud of the first house in the world to be entirely heated by its own waste products – hopefully they keep bees to produce their own honey too!
Meghan Sapp, founder of PlanetEnergy created this ‘energy island’ in the form of a Navarra farmhouse to prove that it is both feasible and profitable to be completely self-sufficient, even on a small scale.
But human waste alone is not quite enough to sustain a household.
Sapp hopes to win more commissions for such projects with her startup company PlanetEnergy, which she founded in 2011.
Meghan Sapp explains: “The system relies on having four horses. Horses eat a lot of grass, then they poop a lot and that’s great for making biogas. But all household waste goes back into it, whether it be vegetable peelings, all the water from the shower, toilets, washing machine etc”.
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