If you were to design a Paleo home...

Answered on July 27, 2013
Created July 12, 2013 at 8:08 PM

A little background: I am a designer working on my architecture license and have been Paleo for 6 months (and love it!).

If you were to design a home what elements would you incorporate to accommodate your Paleo lifestyle?

All natural materials, passive ventilation, bedrooms facing east for morning sun, garden space, large windows...

Any other ideas?


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on July 27, 2013
at 12:07 PM

This would be really cool: http://www.simondale.net/ :)

One thing I'd do is have both blueish and orange lights that are controlled by the time of day - so bright blue during morning to noon that slowly turns to full orange at night.

Would want large full windows that could go fully dark and block out all light.

Built in whole house reverse osmosis filter.

Space for something like a chicken coop, greenhouse, composting, veggie garden, etc. with built in sprinklers.

Large deep freezer able to fit at least half a cow in the basement.

Kitchen with lots of planter space in the inside window for growing herbs - maybe actual rosemary or sage bushes as both decoration and as a source of herbs.

Hot tub with cold option for CT.

Built in 10G capable ethernet cabling in every room, several drops at each location where devices may go, especially where desks, or TVs would go, - wifi is nice, but much slower than actual ethernet.

High quality in wall 7.1 speakers for the living room.



on July 27, 2013
at 07:49 AM

I'm guessing a true paleo home would be a tough sell... possible illegal to build and inhabit.

But some eco/green ideas:

A solar chimney and/or ground-coupled heat exchanger.


on July 12, 2013
at 08:17 PM

Solar power, maybe the ability to recycle its own water, a fireplace, lots of open space in the backyard for maybe keeping chickens, goats, etc and for growing a vegetable garden, and space to have your own outdoor gym/obstacle course

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