Can you imagine living under your garden, your flowers, your trees, in a green, vibrant living environment? Now you can! Built with fiber re-enforced polymer modules, Green Magic Homes are lightweight, waterproof, mold resistant, impervious to rot and infestations, and offer infinite design possibilities. Flexible and durable, the plant-covered prefab structure will last for hundreds of years with minimal maintenance.
The oldest building methods use the earth as a building material – like adobe, cob, rammed earth, and earth-sheltered construction. But, how about covering a structure with living earth and plants, and using the thermal stability and security provided by the proximity to the ground? The idea is appealing, but his type of construction has always been difficult and expensive to achieve, with questionable results. Achieving adequate ventilation and adequate water-proofing has never been easy with traditional methods, and often the result is overbuilt, requiring an extremely strong structure that does not collaborate with the earth surrounding it. The Green Magic Homes system has addressed these problems in an entirely new way, using the age-old methods of building with earth in conjunction with the space-age technology of composite materials.
The shell components are fully customizable, to accommodate any size or building design, and easy to assemble – it takes 3 people 3 days to assemble a 1 bedroom 1 bath home – no need for heavy lifting equipment – and at a cost of less than $40 per square foot!
Components have perforated flaps that screw and seal together and are anchored to the foundation. Once covered with a top layer of soil, the embankments and top layer are wrapped in a geo-textile fabric, covered entirely with sod or other vegetation. This stabilizes the earth in the long term by the rooting action of the plants on top. The living earth covering allows the structure to breathe and can create beautiful non-invasive grounds and even grow edible vegetation for the owners. Utilizing vault geometry and curves, the earth cover actually collaborates with the structure to re-enforce the stability and thermal mass of the building, also providing carbon recycling, oxygen production, and airborne pollutant removal.
What’s more – Green Magic Homes are super insulated with a high stabilization index, are virtually earthquake proof, deflect tornadoes, offer maximum resistance against hurricanes, provide UV radiation protection and interior eco-bio-heating and air circulation. Welcome to the future of sustainable homes!
Visit Green Magic Homes to learn more and to start planning your plant-covered prefab today!
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