This house features:
• Under-floor heating
• Walk-able glass panels
• Whole house ventilation system
• Heat recovery system
• Rain water harvesting
• No drainpipes
Sedum house is slated to be the house of the future. It is set in steep sand hill inland in North Norfloak Coast. The earth hides deep with in itself the bedrooms of the house. Having ground level windows, Tom and Anna Ground literally peep through the grass and flowers for a view on the outside world. The sun is the main point around which the house was designed. The wooden hood covers the main living rooms on the first floor. The hood keeps the heat off the glass windows in summers, but in winters the house is not devoid of any sunlight. The base of the house is built with flints. The four bedrooms of the house are buried in the tunnel and the natural cover of the ground provides it insulation.
The house has two terraces, one for the morning sun and one for the evening sun. Tom has finely mingled the outdoors and indoors by connecting the two terraces with the living space by sliding glass doors. The roof of the house is covered with sedum, which is a living succulent plant. There are no drainpipes; instead there are two anchor chains that sprint from the roof. House is made of insulated shuttering and also integrates a geothermal heat pump. This pump is beneath the lawn and takes in warmth from the ground to initiate under-floor heating.
There is wood burner that cleverly faces two different rooms and glass panely, on which you can walk fearlessly. The whole house ventilation system an rain water harvesting is also cleverly integrated in the house. This house is different not only due to its location, but also because it has outstanding Eco features. This is the reason that this house is featuring in heritage open days as a part of twelve outstanding Eco houses.