A tale of two houses from DM

I almost did not bother to read this – the twists and irony of the ending are what make it interesting and entertaining – and remind us how preconceived notions can be so faulty – Enjoy the surprised ending – I too checked it out on Snopes, b/c it sounded too unbelievable!!!

house#1

House  #1  
A 20 room  mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate  guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The  average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400 per month.  In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the  national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern  snow belt area. It’s in the South.

house#2

 

 

 

 

House  #2  
Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every
green feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground.

The water (usually 67 degrees F) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the  summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and  it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area  enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.      

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HOUSE #1 is  outside of Nashville, Tennessee ;  
it is the abode of the  “environmentalist” Al Gore.

HOUSE #2 is  on a ranch near Crawford, Texas;
it is the residence of ex President of the United States, George W. Bush.

 

 

 

    

An

inconvenient truth.”  

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to A tale of two houses from DM

  1. Sue says:

    I thought that might have been Presiden Bush’s home! That is very interesting!!

  2. mssc54 says:

    Pretty cool. So then we all helped pay for BOTH of these homes! haha

  3. Tony says:

    Amazing info on these men’s houses, especially Mr. Environmental

  4. House #1 is kinda nice, except for the electricity bill part.

  5. Laura says:

    Ohhhh…… don’t get me started on Mr. Gore…….

  6. starlaschat says:

    Wow I didn’t see that coming. That was interesting.

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