Lukas Petrash's Trash House: Cheap, Small, AND Green

Lukas Petrash's Trash House: Cheap, Small, AND Green

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Abby Stone
Sep 11, 2009

Lukas Petrash was only 23 years old when he built this 484 square foot house for $24,500 in response to a challenge given by the president of the Sustainable Builder's Guild in Huntsville, Texas. Using local scraps and ingenuity, he rethought the traditional placement of certain room and items...

For example, the refrigerator (which produces heat) was placed in one corner of the house, in an exposed stairwell made of pallets; part of the deck surrounds a shade-producing tree; and, water from the bathroom sinks runs through filtration pipes to the planter.

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