Considering the growing population and decreasing of cultivable land, it is becoming more and more important to grow your own food. The World Bank estimates that the world’s population may grow to close to 10 billion people by the year 2050, and therefore, food demands will become higher than they are now. Growing food is also challenging because of over pollution or people only having access to salt water rather than fresh water. Antonia Girardi and Cristiana Favretto are two architects at Studiomobile and created this smart solution for growing food in diverse landscapes, no matter the quality of the water available. Their building is a greenhouse barge that is placed on the water so that vegetables can grow hydroponically. The greenhouse is designed to purify the water it is sitting on so that it is suitable for watering vegetables.
The Jellyfish Barge will not only help those in challenging environments grow their own food, but it will also be ideal if you have chosen an off grid life. If you choose to live far away from farms, grocery stores or other food producers, you will have to produce food yourself by planting vegetables. Planting a vegetable garden is an excellent way of saving money and being dependent on yourself, rather than depending on farms and various companies to produce food for you. The one challenge with producing vegetables yourself is growing enough, though. The Jellyfish Barge is designed to produce enough to feed two families, but can also be expanded to support more people. The Jellyfish Barge is an especially good construct if you live among a community where access to fresh food and clean drinking water is a challenge. By implementing the Jellyfish Barge, which is low cost, you will have the means to feed a few families or an entire community of people.
The design of the Jellyfish Barge is incredible because it is low cost and can be built anywhere around the world where people have challenges getting access to enough food or water. This building is primarily made of recycled materials, like plastic drums, as well as wood. Its design means that by using solar energy, it can purify up to 150 liters of polluted or salty water each day for watering vegetables. The Jellyfish Barge is also the answer if a community has minimal access to cultivable land because it doesn’t rely on land or soil at all. Rather, it is a single structure on the water where food can grow.
With the growing fear that good food and clean drinking water will become scarce over the coming years, the Jellyfish Barge makes a lot of sense. As an affordable structure, it would be easy to build in communities where funds are limited. It would also make it possible to grow food in areas where arable soil and pure water are unavailable. For more information on this amazing food growing solution, check out the Studiomobile website. The website lists different events, like exhibitions or lectures, where people can learn more about the company’s work.
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