A couple in London, England, is sleeping on their roof to raise money to supply solar panels for their entire street.
Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn moved their bedroom furniture to the roof of their London home, according to a video posted by Power. Despite rain, wind, and cold temperatures, the couple works at a desk they’ve installed during the day. Powell said it’s like “being on board a ship,” according to the New York Post. (RELATED: Solar Panels Remain Stuck In Warehouses As European Energy Crisis Darkens)
“The bed itself is strapped onto the chimney and the mattress has straps on,” Powell told Kennedy News and Media, according to the NY Post. “We had two standard lamps, but they’ve gone down for maintenance because one snapped in half from the wind and one went down the sloping roof.”
Their goal is for people to donate to their cause, which is “to create a renewable power station across the rooftops of our East London streets, and then outward from there,” according to the outlet. As of Monday evening, they’ve raised over £53,000, more than halfway to their goal of £100,000.
“There’s been a bit of bad weather. We couldn’t cope up here if it got much more gale-y or thundery; it’d just be dangerous,” Powell said, according to the NY Post. “It’s something out of the ordinary and magical and joyful — that’s important, too, amid all the gloom.”
Their kids, ages 10 and 12, live inside the actual house, according to the outlet.