House powered by it’s inhabitants

Spanish architectural firm Elii have designed and built a house that is entirely powered by it’s inhabitants. The JF- kit house features a few different ways of plunging yourself into the electricity supply including lifting weights and spinning.

If the idea of doing exercise before your morning cup of tea doesn’t appeal to you try thinking of it from the point of view of how you won’t be skipping on the work outs. But it’s much more of a statement then a suggestion for a new way of life and maybe in a small way – creating our own energy really could be incorporated into our day to day life.

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Written by TreeThinker

Passionate about the Earth and those who inhabit it. An engineer (BEng (Hons), MSEE) from Oxfordshire, UK, specialising in designing for a sustainable future. A member of the Society of Environmental Engineers and a keen environmental advocate who volunteers for several grass roots sustainability groups. I work full time as a project manager for a renewable energy company based in Oxford and also run ‘TreeThinker’ (; converting previous pasture land into a rich permaculture farm growing produce for sale locally. I deliver workshops on sustainable living, including building renewable energy technologies, as well as workshops for schools discussing 'Energy as a resource' amongst other topics. I am qualified in ‘Information, advice and guidance’ (level 4) and experienced at teaching practical skills. I'm also a keen cyclist and have a love of wordplay - writing a blog on etymology (

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