Saturday, September 27, 2008

an edible house

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This home concept is intended to replace the outdated design solutions at Habitat for Humanity.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...

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