Green roofs rely on a series of layers to provide adequate support, waterproofing, and a suitable growing medium for the chosen species of plants. Their visual beauty, biodiversity value and insulation properties make them a practical and aesthetic addition to any building, though not all buildings are well suited to a green roof. These pieces of living architecture are also known as living roofs.
Sam Ryan from Folk of all Trades has built a DIY green roof on a shipping container in Aldinga. Read about the process he undertook, and have a look at the results that he achieved on our Ideas for your new homes & retrofits web page.