Can a 45,760 Sq Ft Plantation Be Considered Sustainable?Feb 6th, 2009 | By derekgordon | Category: What's News
The Athena Marie Plantation is currently being built in Vero Beach, Florida (North Hutchinson Island to be exact). The first 100% renewable energy home boasts a floor plan of over 45,000 ft, wind powered electric turbines mounted on the roof and being this is on the coast of Florida it includes 200+ mph wind rating. Also the plantation has tapped Greenblock Worldwide Corporation to use their Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) wall system. Even cooler is that you can check out a live stream of the construction at www.athenamarieplantation.com.
To answer the question proposed in the subject line: Yes. Normally I’m a firm believer that the most sustainable house is the one already built, but Athena Marie isn’t a mere dwelling. Rather, it’s a landmark, an attempt to help the argument for changing how homes are made. It’s existence is a game changer. Though not a completely practical execution, the Athena Marie Plantation will stand as monument in tribute to forward-thinking individuals everywhere. Just as long as it survives hurricane season.