Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Strike the Lottery and buy an Eco Home!!

Well thats what the new millionaires, Nigel Page and Justine Laycock did (if you haven't heard, they are the ones that scooped up the 56 million dollar pound!).

The home is now almost completely carbon neutral and runs on just 10 per cent of the energy a normal household needs. The 400-year-old dairy farm buildings are completely airtight and feature a "solar park" where heat from the sun is captured in 20 panels. The energy is stored in rocks in the ground and distributed to underfloor heating in the house and the swimming pool. The buildings also have a very low humidity level to stop dust mites, smells and condensation. The state-of-the-art household sits in the rolling countryside with landscaped gardens, a massage room, a limestone steam room with a vaulted ceiling and a sauna. I do not understand why they need both a steam room and a sauna when they have the same purpose. hmmmm. The more the merrier i guess.

Well at least they thought of the environment when splurging on a luxury home. And they were nice enough to give away their old house to their long time maid, plus a car too! What would you do if you had millions of dollars? I wish I could own an eco home but for now the only thing I can do is switch my light bulb to energy saving ones, use less water and do my part in recycling! :)

Tip of the day: Turn the main water valve so the flow of water would be less when you switch on the taps in your house as people have a habit to turn the tap to full blast accidentally, wasting alot of water....

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