An Edible Prefab Home for Humanity
This home concept is intended to replace the outdated design solutions at Habitat for Humanity. We propose a method to grow homes from native trees. A living structure is grafted into shape with prefabricated Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) reusable scaffolds. Therefore, we enable dwellings to be fully integrated into an ecological community.
(thanks, Cindy, for sending me to this article in Wired)
Follow the link for more groovy pics. There’s even a movie.
This reminds me just a little of the skelter tree shelters in Ammonite, the ones in Holme Valley. Now I feel all smug and eco-prescient…
6 thoughts on “an edible house”
You should feel smug. <>Ammonite<> is very eco-prescient. It’s an ode to a planet, a love affair with nature so powerful it modifies our DNA, an ecology that reaches out and pulses within our own bodies as it does out there in the form of rivers and oceans and deserts and fields and wind and storm systems. It’s about protecting the planet that keeps us alive, learning its rhythm and language. Absolutely eco-prescient.>>And the Fab Tree Habs are fabulous. I’ll send the link to my mom. She’s currently working on designing and finding funding to develop a sustainable eco-community in the coast of Mexico. She’ll love this. Trees grow like crazy over there.
karina, it’s always good to please someone’s mother :)
*trying not to laugh out loud–wife still sleeping*>>You are too smart. Or is ‘sly’ the right word for you? Let’s go with both. And funny. More like ‘witty’. I’ll have to crack the dictionary open to describe god of the blog more accurately.
I think ‘wicked’ might cover it…
Wicked it is. Yes, that sounds about right.
Eco-prescient, I’ll agree with that. Prescient in more ways than that, I’d say. What is the word for prescient of the past? All of the divining you are doing backwards in time instead of forward?>>I like the tree concept. It’s < HREF="http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/01/living_treehous.php" REL="nofollow">been around<> for awhile. Maybe they can figure some way to speed up the growth of these things…>>Wicked sounds about right as well.
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