Monday, June 12, 2006

My Dream House

Worldchanging and Inhabitat have posts about using trees to grow the walls of a house. The technique, called pleaching, bends and weaves the trees together into a structure, which can even provide fruit for its inhabitants. The walls are then covered with cob (a mixture of mud and straw) for insulation and waterproofing. You end up with a genuine treehouse. Talk about fun!

I wonder whether these kinds of houses could prove beneficial in the developing world.

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