Thursday, 26 April 2012

Peapod Life: Applications for Better Living

Building Applications for Better Living, photo-collage, images credit: MS Office Clip Art
Collage: Building Applications for Better Living
Images Credit: MS Office Clip Art

“Gone are the days of dead structures providing shelter for living things.
Now is the time for living structures that support life…all life…
Peapod Life.”

Our Motto

So you know Peapod Life builds indoor garden living spaces, right? And you probably also know we can build you a Peapod Life extension and/or addition to your home. Great! But is that it? Is that the limit of Peapod Life’s technology? Far from it.

Peapod Life designs indoor garden living spaces for many applications: residential, commercial, institutional, public, non-profit. Its standardized modular bio-structure can be scaled, configured and customized with any combination of plants and enabling technologies to accommodate your social, environmental and economic needs.

Let’s consider some building applications for Peapod Life:

Build your entire house or cottage using Peapod Life’s bio-structural indoor ecosystem. Add an affordable guest suite to your home and show your guests how much you care for providing them a healthy space. Move your kitchen inside a Peapod.

Health & WellnessStress reduction is the key to health, happiness and productivity. Invigorate your health and wellness program, practice or business by adding Peapod Life to your building. Give your employees, patients or customers an on-site sanctuary space like no other: cafeteria, lounge, exercise room, yoga/meditation studio, relaxing spa/treatment room, and much more.

Hospitality IndustryHotel, restaurant, lounge, café, tea-room, banquet hall… imagine patrons enjoying organic fare grown and picked before their eyes as they enjoy the Peapod Life courtesy of your business.

EducationPlants stimulate the senses, improve concentration and make for a better environment. Add indoor organic gardening part of your curriculum: teach valuable life skills and instill a renewed sense of “connection” for future generations. More advanced students? Think hydroponics.

Community / Not-for-ProfitImagine a communal space that can be used in a myriad different ways, 365 days a year, all the while contributing valuable electricity and organic food to the community. Meeting hall, meditation centre, food share/swap site, recital hall…imagine a living space supporting your community.

At Peapod Life, our motto is pretty simple: gone are the days of dead structures providing shelter for living things. Now is the time for living structures that support life…all life…Peapod Life.

Attila Lendvai
VP of Strategic Development
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 features Wo-Built and Peapod Life

Wo-Built  at the National Home Show 2012, Peapod Life - an affordable sustainable home addition, screenshot of
Screenshot: eiei home features Wo-Built Inc.
and Peapod Life at 2012 Toronto National Home Show
March 16-25, 2012 at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place;
Image Credit: eiei home

"It is at once beautiful and eco-friendly."

It seems there’s still more to share about the National Home Show, 2012! One month ago, eiei home featured Wo-Built and Peapod Life on the first page of their show coverage, complete with photos.

They called Peapod Life "at once beautiful and eco-friendly," and highlighted the fact that Wo-Built’s system "uses a minimal amount of space to produce fantastic edible results."

Read the whole article, National Home Show & Canada Blooms Part 1, here.

And that wasn’t all. They also published a feature article on Wo-Built and its founding partners, Martina Ernst and Elida Huignard, simply entitled: Wo-Built Inc: The Vision Builder.

Wo-Built was pleased to have eiei home feature it and Peapod Life on their site, the place to find qualified reliable renovators, read unbiased reviews, articles and blogs, receive expert advice, share your home improvement experiences, cash in on promotions, deals, money-saving offers, and even online contests.

With all the fantastic response we are getting to Peapod Life, we are looking forward to building our first examples for residential, commercial and non-profit and/or community applications! Look for updates on these and other areas on soon.

Attila Lendvai
VP of Strategic Development
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Green Additions with Indoor Gardens a Big Hit at Home and Green Living Shows

Wo-Built at the Green Living Show 2012, Peapod Life - an affordable sustainable home addition, photos: Olga Goubar @
Photo-Collage: Wo-Built's Green Commitment at the Green Living Show
Peapod Life™ - an affordable sustainable home addition
April 13-15, 2012 at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place;
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Here’s our spring consumer show wrap-up. It wasn’t easy doing the National Home Show and Green Living Show back-to-back within the span of a month, but it was totally worth it. The response to Peapod Life™ was so positive, it was almost overwhelming. And we have the numbers to prove it.

Consumer Survey Results at National Home Show 2012

We spent a total of ten days at the National Home Show, and conducted a survey in our booth. After individuals learned about Peapod Life™ and what makes it unique among green home systems, they were given an opportunity to complete a market survey which asked them their opinion on the product.

Wo-Built's Peapod Life™ Survey Charts at the National Home Show 2012
Wo-Built's Peapod Life™ Survey Data at the National Home Show
Reaction to Peapod Life & Sample Make-up by Age Group Charts
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On the question, “Overall, what is your reaction to indoor garden living space and green technologies?,” out of 106 respondents, none chose “Poor” or “Fair.” A mere 3% responded with “Good,” while 31% said “Very Good,” and an incredible 66% said “Excellent.”

The Sample Make-up by Age Group chart shows that a broad sample of the general public had a favorable reaction to the foundations of Peapod Life™.

Response at Green Living Show

We didn’t bother with surveys at the Green Living Show. We felt the sample over three days would be too small and skewed in favor of our eco-friendly additions. As expected, the response was even more enthusiastic than among attendees of the National Home Show.

At the Green Living Show, Wo-Built really was in its element with Peapod Life™. The response was amazing. Both exhibitors and attendees alike saw their imaginations sparked at the prospect of a building that goes beyond “net-zero” construction into “net-positive” territory: generating solar power and growing organic food while providing fully useable, naturally lit and high-energy living space.

Gone are the days of dead structures providing shelter for people. Peapod Life™ represents a new era of living structures that support life — inside and outside. That’s how Wo-Built defines green additions, healthy buildings, and eco-friendly living.

Attila Lendvai
VP of Strategic Development
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Health and Wellness through Indoor Garden Living Spaces

Green home addition with Peapod Life in-home organic food production, booth 211 Green Living Show Toronto 2012, by
Collage: Peapod Life™ offers in-home organic food production
with a green home addition that has its own ecosystem
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Image Credit: Microsoft Office Clipart: households, houseplants, nature.

“Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor…”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays and Lectures

Want a healthier body? Why not start with a healthier home?

Following a healthy diet and lifestyle begins with preparing fresh meals from whole organic food ingredients. Growing delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs in your home is a great step toward establishing a healthful dietary regimen, even given the hectic pace of modern life.

Diet and lifestyle are important, of course, but research is showing the quality of our interior spaces has a big impact on our overall feelings of health and wellness. Here again, plants play a key role.

NASA has done a significant amount of research looking into the effects of plants on air quality. As part of the shuttle, space station and deep space flight programs, NASA tested plants’ ability to remove harmful chemical compounds from the air.

The two-year NASA study concluded that numerous plants were effective at removing a wide variety of toxic compounds, from formaldehyde to benzene and carbon monoxide.

Recent studies have shown that the installation of interior garden spaces can reduce stress and increase performance in college and office workers by up to 12%. Plants have been used in hospitals to improve patient’s feelings of wellness and to help speed recovery.

These findings should come as no surprise. Spend some quality time in a botanical garden and you can really start to feel the positive energy of the space. Be it in the home or at the workplace, Peapod Life™ strives to deliver a useable living space that supports people coping with the toxicity of modern day life.

From providing a beautiful indoor garden living space that fills your lungs with fresh clean air and melts away stress, to feeding your body with fresh organic produce that melts away pounds, Peapod Life™ strives to be, in Emerson’s words, “a vessel of youth and vigor” for your home.

Find out more: visit us at the 2012 Green Living Show at the Direct Energy Centre, April 13th to 15th.

Attila Lendvai
VP of Strategic Development
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Wo-Built to redefine Green Building with Peapod Life at Green Living Show

PeaPod Life - Green Home Additions, Green Living Guide Toronto, screenshot by

The 6th Annual Green Living Show
North America’s largest green consumer show dedicated to educating the public about easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle.
The three-day event offers innovative products, demonstrations and ideas to help fuel the green economy.
Health, wellness, home, automotive, business, décor, fashion and food are all showcased at the Green Living Show.

Where: Direct Energy Centre / Exhibition Place Toronto

When: Friday, April 13 – 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, April 14 - 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, April 15 – 10 AM – 6 PM

PeaPod Life Booth: 211
Visit Wo-Built Inc. at the Green Living Show April 13th through 15th, and discover Peapod Life, the world’s first fully integrated indoor garden living space.

Wo-Built Inc., creators of Peapod Life, is excited at the prospect of introducing its revolutionary integration of useable living space with viable vertical garden space, solar power and rainwater recovery system that waters plants.

“We launched Peapod Life at the National Home Show and the response from the general public was overwhelmingly positive,” Martina Ernst, President of Wo-Built said. “We are now looking forward to introducing Peapod Life to like-minded individuals and organizations on the cutting edge of eco-conscious living.”

The fact that Peapod Life is suitable for growing organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, teas, medicinal, floral and/or decorative plants is significant, as individuals take more interest in eating organic, local produce. What could be more organic and local than that grown in your own home?

Integration of ultra-high efficiency SeriousWindows, solar power and rainwater capture for watering plants rounds out Peapod Life and minimizes its overall environmental footprint.

Speaking of footprint, the unique all-glass design and use of living walls and living windows means a standard 18' x 15' Peapod provides 222 sq. ft. of useable all-season living space and 230+ sq. ft. of viable vertical garden space. Such combined space utilization is currently unattainable in any standard greenhouse or typical solarium.

The cost of Peapod Life is roughly the same as a standard addition, with the added benefits of comfortable, useable living space and organic indoor garden.

But Peapod Life doesn't stop there. Glass extensions are just the tip of the iceberg. In the coming weeks leading up to the Green Living Show, Peapod Life will introduce commercial applications for Peapod Life and reveal the extent to which it is reinventing buildings for the 21st century.

Until now, buildings have been dead structures providing shelter to living things inside. Wo-Built, the Vision Builder, envisions the future of building with Peapod Life: living structures that support living things inside and outside.

Attila Lendvai
VP of Strategic Development
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build