This Garage is a Mini-Power Station and Greenhouse This Garage is a Mini-Power Station and Greenhouse
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This Garage is a Mini-Power Station and Greenhouse

by Adele Peters

May 24, 2013

The giant fiberglass wall that helps keep the garage warm also helps grow plants. The college has a working farm (where students learn to do everything from how to drive oxen to how to make apple cider), and the garage-based greenhouse will be used to grow seedlings before they're transplanted to the farm fields. It's easy to imagine a homeowner gardening in a space like this, too. A bonus: all the sunlight from the passive solar wall also means that this is a much more pleasant place to hang out than the typical garage. 

As more and more people decide to live without cars, garages might eventually become a bit more rare. This is a garage that people might actually want, versus a strictly utilitarian space.

Image courtesy of Communications at Green Mountain College

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