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Floating Egg Lab

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Peter Bailey

Freelance Wordpress Developer in London (peabay.xyz) @peabay
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Sustainable living has earned itself a dirty name. It’s ugly, dull, and tasteless. It’s doing your business in a hole, sacrificing your gadgets and digging your own potatoes. Despite our impending energy crisis we’re not cutting back on electricity usage at all; we’re using more. What’s needed is an image of sustainable living that intertwines with the way we live currently. Stephen Turner will explore a way of living that’s more attainable for us while maintaining an emphatic relationship with nature.

The Exbury Egg will bob for a total of 730 times over a year in the estuary of the River Beaulieu in Hampshire. The egg will serve as a living space and lab for Stephen to study the tidal creek. The beautiful wooden structure is essentially two boats glued together to create an egg shape and contains all the items needed to survive. The clever design means minimal power is needed to run the egg, but in an attempt to accept power urges tablets and mobile phones can be charged via a solar panel.

The egg will be a case study for students to learn from and the community will be invited along to workshops to meet the team behind it. For everyone else there are webcams viewable from the Exbury Egg website.



Posted 14th Jul 2013
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  • Richard Pill

    Eggs-zer-lent idea… I just wonder why it is not catching on and being rolled out more… what about resuscitation of the airships and Hangars at Cardington in Bedfordshire… Hangar 1 being restored, but Cranfield asking USA for an industrial clean helium or whatever for cargo transshipment research to see if congestion busting is a something they could do, but all quiet on the Western Front. i like renewables ‘n’ stuff. Cheers.