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lamine
 Algeria
Desert houses Printer Friendly Version
Building a house in the desert with very little material. Basically instead of building the house, dig it up. Add on some self tainting glass roof to benefit from all the sun light, a couple of solar panels in the 'underground' garden, which is obviously at the same level as your house (i.e. underground) and some system to recycle water for a month or so, while waiting for the next delivery by truck.
Would be great in Algeria where there is over 2 million squares kilometers of desert to grab and the state gives you free concessions for 99 years. Could turn into an estate (they give up to 100 square kilometers for free) and start up some hi tech, hi added value products business and ensure enough cash for the whole environmentally friendly thing to work out.
Problems: haven't got a clue on the architecture and technical stuff surrounding such a building project?
Reward: A free Saharan dug up house like this. 

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bluegypsophilia
 Canada
Large window adhesives Printer Friendly Version
I'd like to see window adhesives to cover the entire window. Ideas could be a stained glass effect, or fall leaves, animals, etc.

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YukonSwoop
 Canada
Energy Efficient Home Printer Friendly Version
Every house has a fridge and a freezer and alot have air conditioners which are all basic heat exchangers (warm to cold or freezing) well there are now heat exchangers for heating homes (cold to warm) usually in-floor heating as well as hot water tanks, well I was thinking that a house should be built so that all forms of heat exchange are intergrated into one system
Reward: far less energy to run a house 

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