Dog houses are going green

February 28, 2011 5:17:56 AM PST
You have to be a lucky dog to live in one of architect Matthew Coates' houses.

He's made a name for himself designing green homes in the Pacific Northwest.

Now, he's doing environmentally friendly doggie digs.

Coates says people might be a little jealous of pooches living in his Bowhouse.

The 20-square-foot house has a plant-covered roof, water-recycling and even a heated floor.

Rain water is channeled from the roof, through a filtering system and into a doggie dish.

A Washington state newspaper reports the Bowhouse will be sold to benefit PAWS, a nonprofit pet health and welfare organization.

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