The Greener Living Houses from Around the World

With the earth heating up and everyone starting to feel the effects of this people are turning more and more to greener living, by recycling, using bio-degradable and earth friendly products, etc.


This extends to various homes built as sustainable houses, here are a few of those houses:

The Waste House
This prototype house was designed by the University of Brighton in the UK and is made of 90 percent recycled waste products.
The house was built from 90 percent of household and construction waste and with the mantra “there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place!” these are some of the waste material used to build it’s:

20 000 toothbrushes
2000 used carpet tiles
4000 DVD cases
2000 floppy disks

The Slip House
Built on a potentially contaminated site, referred to as a “brown site” this house is built using three container box type shapes to create a three-story structure with solar panels, mechanical ventilation, triple glazing giving the house a high level of insulation and rainwater tanks

The Pop-Up House
The Pop-Up House is the creation of Multipod Studio, a French Architecture firm.
Anyone who has ever played with or played a Lego game will appreciate this house only you do not have to be a master builder to build this house.  You do not have to even have construction experience all you have to have is an electric screwdriver!
With a spruce wooden frame and extended polystyrene insulation blocks that are held together with wood screws, It is very much like building a Lego house.

The luxurious Fall House
Designed and built by Fougeron Architecture from San Francisco, a luxurious house built along the Big Sur coastline in California, with a copper façade designed to give a degree of fireproofing, with energy efficient windows automatically open cutting down on the need for air-conditioning and a graywater recycling system.



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5 Worst Places to Live in Canada

When it comes to world safety rankings or the safest countries to be one of the first that pop into your mind is Canada.  As such Canadians grow up with the belief that they are living the safest place to be.  If you take in the statistics whereby there are over 28 million people in living in Canada and an average of fewer than 600 murders per year it gives the illusion of a safer place to be but in comparison to other places not because there is no crime or dangers lurking around.


Here are five of the worst places to live in Canada and why!

  • Saint John, New Brunswick
    Sexual abuse cases being 123.9 in per 100.000 people Sant Johns becomes Canada’s capital for sexual assault.
  • Grande Prairie, Alberta
    With a rate of 62.08 reported incidents per 100.000 Grande Prairie was tops for gun-related crimes making it Canada’s gun crime capital.
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
    Top of the list when it comes to an aggravated assault which is an assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and attempted murder. Regina’s statistics were 29019 per 100,000 for this crime.
  • Highway 63, Alberta
    Is known as Canada’s most dangerous motorways to drive with at least seventy-six people killed between 2001 and 2013 in collisions with other vehicles due to extreme weather conditions and animals on the road.
    Highway 63 links Alberta oil country to Edmonton.
  • Longueuil, Quebec
    Longueuil, a suburb of Montreal is known as Canada’s identity theft capital with instances of these thefts at 50.32 per 100,00.
  • Capitals murder capital goes to Fort McMurray in Alberta with a 2016 homicide rate of 6.84 deaths per 100,000 people where Canada’s average is under 2 per 100.000 people one can see why For McMurray, once a booming Alberta oil town is one of the worst places to live in Canada.
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5 Of the Most Expensive House in the World

Ever wondered who owned some of the most expensive houses in the world and what they cost?


We look at the 5 most expensive houses in the world.

  1. With a price Tag of $200 Million the Ellison Estate
    The owner of this super beautiful mansion is a co-founder of The Oracle corporations, Larry Ellison.
    The mansions boast some of the most beautiful scenery around with a water fronted with beautiful Zen style features throughout.
  2. The Fairfield mansion with its own bowling alley and a 91-foot long dining hall as some of its outstanding features also has a price tag of $248 million. It is owned by a business and personal investor, Ira Rennet.  As it is in New York it also gets to be one of the most expensive houses in New York
  3. Villa Leopolda, tangling a price tag of $736 million is owned by wealthy socialite Lila Sifra whose net worth is $1.2billion. The villa is in Cote D Azure in France on fifty acres of land.  It has its own helipad too.
  4. The decadent Antlia in Mumbai, with its six-story underground car park, needing about 600 members of staff to maintain the 400,000-square foot house with not one but three helipads! This huge mansion with its whopping price tag of $1 Billion dollars belongs to the chairperson and managing director of Reliance Industries – Mukesh Ambani!
  5. We had to give this one a mention as it is one of the most well-known houses in the world really. Well, one does not really consider Buckingham palace as a house with its seventy-eight bathrooms, own doctors surgery and post office amongst a few of its amenities but it is the dwelling place of the monarch of the United Kingdom and comes in with a price tag of $1.56 billion!


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