This big greenhouse built around a house is the home for a family of 7

This big greenhouse built around a house is the home for a family of 7

You’re invited to explore this big greenhouse built around a house. It is the home for a family of 7

For more info visit https://www.kaseco.plus/en

Text provided by the owner/architect

The first autonomous bio-ecological greenhouse in Belgium

The Kaseco greenhouse …
• is autonomous and energy-friendly
• is bio-ecological
• lives up to the cradle-to-cradleprinciples of circular construction

The principles behind the autonomous bio-ecological greenhouse

Our greenhouse is unique in living an autonomous life. As such it completely fits into the rapidly growing off-grid lifestyle in which we choose to be self-sufficient and independent from suppliers or gas, water and electricity connections.

Bio-ecology
Building according to bio-ecological principles we aim to use as many natural and cultivable construction materials as possible. Those have the advantage that they have unlimited supply and that their extraction process is less or not harmful to the environment. By building bio-ecologically we ensure more harmony between human and environment: a healthy mind in a healthy body can thrive fully in healthy surroundings.

Circular construction
We build according to circular economy principles, also called circular economy. That means that we do not exhaust any or the least possible raw material supplies and so we have to think about the choice of materials for the greenhouse from the start of construction. In the world of design and construction the German chemist Michael Braungart and the American architect William McDonough translated this principle to the cradle-to-cradle philosophy in which they chose to use materials that could be used again in the future for other projects without quality loss.

IS THE PURCHASE OF A GREENHOUSE MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE? ON THE CONTRARY …
We made some calculations purely on the basis of the house itself (without the price of land). This way you can see that the greenhouse is barely more expensive than the classic compact house and that after a couple of years you have recuperated the additional charge. With the rising energy prices this recuperating effect is only accelerated. Even more so: it is the intention to create an energy surplus. Once in this situation we can reconnect to the network and offer this energy – preferably to the underprivileged or people who can use it best.

ISN’T THE GREENHOUSE TOO HOT IN SUMMER?
NOT WARMER THAN IN ANY OTHER HOUSE.
Yes, it will be hot in the greenhouse. But do not forget that we don’t live in the greenhouse, but in the house within the greenhouse – a remark we also make when being asked about the cold.

The greenhouse is ventilated by opening the ridges in combination with cooled air from Canadian wells under the ground. Like most people we stay outside in the shade or inside the house in the cooled space when it’s hot. The trick is to keep the doors and windows of the house closed so that the water pump can do its job. Furthermore we will sleep downstairs, in the rooms staying cool that way.

ISN’T THE GREENHOUSE TOO COLD IN WINTER? NOT AT ALL. REMEMBER: WE LIVE IN THE HOUSE, NOT IN THE GREENHOUSE.
Indeed, the greenhouse will mainly follow the outside temperature but, just like we emphasized when being asked about the heat: we live within the house, not within the greenhouse. The house itself is designed in such a way that it warms up very slowly and cools off very slowly. By the time the house is really cooled off, dawn breaks and we can enjoy the heat of the sun – even in winter.

What about hail or storm?
THE GLASS OF OUR GREENHOUSE HOUSE IS AS STRONG AS THE WINDSHIELD OF A CAR.
The roof is made of laminated glass. That is as strong as the windshield of a car. You have as much chance of breaking glass as you do with a car and it is very rare. The side walls are made of single glass, although the bottom two meters are tempered. The risks are no greater than breaking glass with your car or in your home.

Who does the window cleaning?

ONCE A YEAR, BY A SPECIALIZED COMPANY, WITH WATER
So many windows to patch, you might think. But don’t compare the glass panes of the conservatory with, say, the window of your kitchen, which becomes damp or greasy with oils or grease. Of course, the glass walls gather dust and sometimes a leaf sticks to them or we are sometimes the target of a bird that gives everything free rein. Just like a car parked outside. That is why we have the conservatory and the glass thoroughly maintained once a year by a specialized company. Cleaning is done with water only.

For more info visit https://www.kaseco.plus/en

50 Comments

  1. zirzmokealot4600 on January 10, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Is that Gary Busey’s brother

  2. Nick Smith-Chandler on January 10, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Dude can you come fix my kettle

  3. TOMY WOLF on January 10, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    Super

  4. esbrasill on January 10, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Nice idea, i like it to use in Holland or Belgium etc. For where i live, it would be 60 C all year round in the greenhouse. If cooling is provide by groundwater (my groundwater-table is about 40m below). is the house not going to float up or is expensive anchoring needed? I’m also not sure about sustainability, al those hi-tech machinery etc is going to end up in the trash in about 20..30 years.
    Just collecting water and use some solar panels does not make it all sustainable. I prefer a simple house from local materials and use wood as a heating source.

  5. Justme Mallen on January 10, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Incredible

  6. Dan Waters on January 10, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    So explain why the greenhouse effect is a bad thing

  7. Internet Tough Guy on January 10, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    This is not sustainable on a large scale for typical residential construction because it’s far too expensive to be practical.

    Everytime I see something like this it’s always a personal project of an architect or a builder where cost is usually not a concern.

  8. Tasha Starling on January 10, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    this is the first video of yours I’ve watched, you got me at the end though with that song – subscribed

  9. Chow Chow on January 10, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Don’t scientists say our earth is already a giant greenhouse?

  10. Echad on January 10, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    Love this idea but I don’t like bugs.

  11. Maonz Edong on January 10, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    Nice house, nice concept but absolutely impossible to copy for most people and not only because of the building restrictions and not being allowed to store solar power in batteries in most countries but mainly because building a nature-friendly house will cost you ten times more than what most people can actually afford to spend if they ever want to live in a place of their own.

  12. Dan Waters on January 10, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    What’s with the refrigerator plug? Looks like someone goofed the electrical plan.

  13. caerleon9176 on January 10, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    I doubt we would ever get planning permission for that in the UK, but very nice house!

  14. Thee Divine Orator on January 10, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    I love this home!

  15. Blackscreen Stories on January 10, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    And best of all he’s a man who obviously doesn’t throw stones at other people in life LOL

  16. paul sehstedt on January 10, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Are there no windows in the lower level?

  17. WirkLICHThcis on January 10, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    how do you clean the glas?

  18. red v⃫ on January 10, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    I would live in it

  19. Ignacio S on January 10, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    how high is the humidity in your house?

    -yes

  20. Penni Ella on January 10, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    This is a cool concept for those who can afford it.

  21. justgivemethetruth on January 10, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    It seems to me that if you were doing this to be environmental frugal you would buy and old house with perhaps a bad roof and insufficient insultion and surround it with a greenhouse. That way you would recycle all the materials in the old house and still have all the plusses you were talking about. I love this idea, mostly because a lot or areas that are good countries and where the land is less expensive are very cold, and if you can convert that space into something warm and cozy, it’s a win-win.

  22. Randolph Friend on January 10, 2022 at 4:29 pm

  23. Mindful Building and Living on January 10, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    What’s your idea of rolling out the concept of "living in a greenhouse" on a larger scale, to make it available to more people? Would it benefit the inhabitants, society & not in the least, the environment?

  24. Hairy Ass Truman on January 10, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    🪴💭 sure I could live in there but I hate washing windows

  25. kevin courtney on January 10, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Very nice, but remember: Man who live in glass house should not throw stones.

  26. Constantin 26 on January 10, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    Wonderful drankard-style ending of the video!😂👍

  27. Roger Foxtrot on January 10, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Excellent ! Let’s do it for 5 stages, as a community building , a roof that can be used .. a tru garden of Eden !

  28. Alex Johnson on January 10, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Wow, I wish I was rich and could do this. I guess I’ll start playing power ball.

  29. Barry Foster on January 10, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    And the cost of all the glass is…?
    The idea is great, but the cost of all that glass and frame is going to make it uneconomic.

  30. Kieth Enderson on January 10, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Yet completely useless for producing food… Kinda wasteful

  31. Barry Urry on January 10, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Whats green about 30 tons of steel and 10 tons of glass around a house? How much petroleum coke did it take to forge all that? Probably is about the carbon footprint of the solar panels being replaced for the next 300+ years. This is just luxury that you can brag about a little more… Not green…

  32. Martin willemse on January 10, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    If you do, you cat roots end walk never again

  33. John do on January 10, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Don’t think that would work in my part of the world southern Africa with an harsh sun and temperatures exceeding 40 deg C in the shade on a regular base. You probably get cooked literally.

  34. Canyondan on January 10, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Who, How Often. and cost assoiated with cleaning the windows?

  35. Outsider on January 10, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    En hoe vaak komt de glazenwasser langs?

  36. Dinese Beckert on January 10, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Everything you show is fantastic, I would love to do this….Questin, how do you stop the mold?

  37. Scott McCloud on January 10, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    look at all the money that didn’t go to help impoverished children in some inner city hellhole.

    carry on, mate.

  38. Tommy Falcon on January 10, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    7:48 that’s definitely a pack of cigarettes and an ashtray in the greenhouse

  39. Ricardo Smythe on January 10, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    This should be done with static caravans inside. Cost effective green solution to low cost housing and a nice place to live

  40. Mr Earthshome on January 10, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Have you ever made a one level home like described in this video?

  41. Dev JB on January 10, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    I’m a home builder in USA. I use OSB and numerous other materials.
    There is about four 55 gallon drums of MDI and phenol-formaldehyde inside of this encapsulated structure.
    About 20 to 25% of the OSB sheet is glue.
    Where do they make glue-free OSB?

  42. Ursa Major on January 10, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    This is amazing 😍

  43. Morgan Mayfair on January 10, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    Very nice. Great idea, but the metal frame and glass only looks green …

  44. born naked on January 10, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Window cleaners must lust for that house.

  45. SirLOL SisLOL on January 10, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    I would love to live in the greenhouse but I’m too poor to do anything myself. It’s got most of my life helping other people and left nothing for myself so here I am fat and old and like a Skyrim orc.

  46. Ruud van de Munckhof on January 10, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Love it!
    My dream of living.Very well done!

  47. Jacqui Layton on January 10, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    How do you cope with insect and slug infestations? Of a night our garden appears to move as the slugs make their way from one plant to another.

  48. puirYorick on January 10, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    I’m nearly certain I saw this decades ago on a TV news magazine show. The same concept at least. I guess the idea hasn’t caught on very much.

  49. Dorion Dorion on January 10, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    I imagine sitting in my warm backyard while it’s -27° outside in the middel of canadian winter!

  50. John Ames on January 10, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    would it be great if we all had millions laying around so we could do something like this

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