Living in a pig sty is the dream of, well, absolutely no one, but if the goal is self-sufficiency and you have a particular fondness for pork, then architect John Lin has the house for you.
Located in rural China, the “House for All Seasons” harvests rainwater during the rainy season for year-round storage, collects pig waste to be processed into energy using an underground biogas boiler, and is built to withstand earthquakes.
A latticed, brick exterior allows for plenty of ventilation (a definite plus if you’re sharing space with pigs) and the wide staircases of the courtyard structure leave plenty of space for growing one’s own food.
Now, that’s what you call building with green sty-le.
Full story at Inhabitat.
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