Happy Friday! If there's one common theme running among this week's green home news review, it's this: anything is possible. A green home doesn't have to have 2.5 bathrooms (the house itself can be one giant restored bathroom); it doesn't have to have a guest room for visiting in-laws (it can have a "granny pod" in the backyard); and it doesn't have to be a single-family residence (it can house a gaggle of Catholic nuns).
The Daily Mail admires
the restorative handiwork of Tracy Woodhouse and Graham Peck, a couple in the U.K. who went about transforming an unused, historic public restroom into a cute beachside cottage. That's it pictured above.
The New York Times pays a visit
to "Glasphemy!" a "psychological recycling experiment taking place on the Superfunded shores of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
The Washington Post chats
with Rev. Kenneth Dupin, inventor of the MEDcottage (aka the Granny Pod), a temporary backyard shelter meant to house aging relatives in need of care. Skeptics ask: "What's next? The college dropout pod?"
on a common scene taking place across America: homeowners wanting to make green improvements (using outdoor clotheslines, installing solar panels, etc.) clashing with conformity-enforcing homeowners associations.