27 Apr '16, 2pm

Giant greenhouse in Rotterdam doubles as a light-filled family home

Giant greenhouse in Rotterdam doubles as a light-filled family home

When Helly Scholten and her partner Mark de Leeuw learned about Rotterdam University's experimental CHIBB House , an oversized greenhouse that doubles as a home, they immediately applied to live in it. Under Arjan Karssenberg's leadership, students of the university's Applied Sciences developed an "extreme and innovative concept" designed to be sustainable in every sense of the word. The family of four (plus a dog, two cats, and four goldfish) were chosen to spend the next three years helping the university test the viability of their prototype, located nearby in Concept House Village, in part by growing their own food in the

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