Swedish furniture company Ikea have built an apartment in the Auber metro station in Paris, entirely kitted out with Ikea furniture, and for the last 5 days there have been 5 people living in it. Watch the building of the apartment…..
The idea is to show how comfortably you can live in a small space, and passers-by can watch the goings-on in the apartment as there are lots of viewing windows. The residents have even managed to have a party while they have been living there. The five parisians move out on Saturday having lived in the 581 square foot space for 6 days.
If one of your new year resolutions is to try to be a bit more environmentally friendly, and I think we could all do a little bit more when it comes down to it, you should take a look at our ‘Green Living’ section which has a whole lot of project pages and resources to inspire you.
Whether it’s saving energy and making your home more efficient, or aiming to build your own eco-house, we have information to help. Learn more about the pro’s and con’s of domestic wind turbines, biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps and solar energy. Or if you are looking for garden related projects you can find out how to make your own compost container, create a green roof or install a water butt.
There is also a range of videos to help explain and instruct on subjects such as rainwater harvesting, installing solar panels and how to reduce water consumption int the home.
This section will continue to be added to, so keep checking in to see what’s new – and let us know if there are any projects you would like to see.