Greener Than Thou is our report on San Francisco’s obsession with all things green, calling bullshit in the poseurs and lavishing praise on those who have secured their place in environmental paradise. Easy being green for you? Preach to the choir!
Have we found the most environmentally pious home ever? You tell us. Designed for short-term housing, the Australian-built Cardboard House of the Future uses 85% recyclable materials, is 100% recyclable itself, and contains its own composting system; it's transportable and flexible— the thing pops up in a single day. Oh, and it costs $35 thousand U.S. dollars. A small price to pay for canonization into environmental sainthood: When recycled, the house saves 12 cubic meters of landfill space, 39 trees, and 30,000 liters of water. We don't do math, so you're going to have to convert those numbers yourself. Sorry.
· Cardboard Houses of the Future [Treehugger]
· Houses of the Future [website]