This week’s Do-Gooder is a champion of the well-rounded sustainable lifestyle… architecture, arts, entertainment, transportation – you name it. You may know his documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, a widely lauded look at politics, Big Oil and the future of transportation. His latest pro-environment welfare project is his own homestead in Culver City, CA. A 21st Century Case Study house for sustainable design, comfortable living, and hi-tech function. Behold the Marrakesh House!
This place is completely tricked out with “green” features inside & out. Click here for and impressive & extensive list of “eco” details. And another majorly impressive stat about the house’s construction:
A typical 4,300 square foot home construction project creates over 12,000 lbs of trash. The Marrakesh House team was able to eliminate 75% of this potential waste from entering a landfill by reusing and recycling original materials like lumber and dirt.
And beyond actively proving that living “green” is as comfortable and easy as living “mainstream”… and certainly proving that it’s infinitely better for the environment, it’s people and all our our futures… and not to mention SO much more chic, Chris Paine is also hellbent on making the Marrakesh House a hub for “eco” entertaining – a modern day roundtable salon of sorts. To kick off this beautiful home’s long & mindful life, Chris is hosting an open house fete on June 6th. If you’re in the LA area… Come party like it’s 2099!
Paine & design collaborator Shellie Collier amongst the solar panels.
POST BY DEANA BRACKEN