Swedish family to attempt a One Tonne Life

This morning while watching BBC news, a short clip was shown of a Swedish family who was moving into an eco-home for a six month long experiment. The daughter had entered her family into a contest and won. The Lindell family will live in this home supplied with an electric car and try to eliminate their footprint from the average seven tons to one ton. The project is called One Tonne Life. I was happy to find the whole clip online, but the article that went along with it didn’t give me too much information. After looking around, I was happy to stumble upon none other than two of my go-to websites for all things green, among other things: inhabitat and Care2. I’d seen both of these posts before, but being able to actually see the family today and hear their thoughts on the project piqued my interest.

The home is designed by architect Gert Wingårdh and is powered by solar energy along with many other eco-friendly attributes. Inhabitat states that “[t]he One Tonne Life project was started and sponsored by Swedish wooden home builder A-hus, renewable energy firm Vattenfall and car maker Volvo.”

I love all the white in the home and that painting behind the family. This is such a great experiment and I can’t wait to hear about the outcome. Lucky family!

(All images clickable straight to source: OneTonneLife.com, inhabitat.com)


20 January 2011 - 10:54 pm

That is so cool – I wonder if they will make a reality show about it, haha 🙂

20 January 2011 - 11:56 pm

Krystal – when I saw the clip on the TV, I thought it was for a show, ha!

Misty :)
21 January 2011 - 3:51 pm

Wow! That is awesome!!! In the pictures, are those what the actual house? Or are they just models of what the house will look like? I can’t tell by the picture of just the house honestly. I agree though, I love all the white! Normally, it looks so bland to me, but I think it looks really good! I think its because there is white to go along with everything else in the room!! They don’t have a bunch of bright and then plain white walls. This would be an awesome experience though!!!

21 January 2011 - 5:53 pm

Misty – As far as I know, only the outside home picture isn’t an actual photo.
[Correction: The photos of the inside of the home are 3D illustrations. You can check out the real photos here: https://fourleafcloverblog.com/?p=1587 Sorry about my mix-up!]

I think it’s just the modern, white style homes… I’ve seen so many photos of white homes lately and they look so nice! They’ve convinced me that that is the type of home I’d like to have in the future.

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Misty :)
2 February 2011 - 6:12 pm

I agree!! It would be so cool to have this type of home when I finally get my own house!! The only thing though, the furniture would have to be white as well. Other wise it would throw off the whole “white” theme going on! But I absolutely love it!! 🙂

2 February 2011 - 9:16 pm

Misty – You think so? I love the look of added pops of color here and there in an all-white house.

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