Nick Weston from London is living in a tree house in West Sussex as part of an experiment in sustainable living. He’s been getting lots of press attention and plans to write a book. He currently blogs about his adventures in wild and fresh food.
photo credit: huntergathercook
Living in shipping container buildings is such a hot topic it merits it’s own blog. This one is called container-life. Check it out.
The African Pot House is basically an elaborate garden ornament weighing nearly 2,000 lbs and made out of Fibrostone, but I’m fascinated with the idea that you can actually live in one. The bench seats 6 for an elegant dining environment. What is not pictured is the possible sleeping environment and extra storage space above. What fun! (via Shedworking)
photo credit: Dingley Dell
My friend John discovered this treehouse outside of Belzig, a small East German city south of Berlin:
This treehouse was constructed apparently, over a period of 8 months. It is suspended using thick cables on all 4 sides. It was lifted into position using a tractor– ie it was constructed on the ground. Amazing! Look at the platform and the dragon woodwork!
The Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage has been doing even more great natural building projects since I visited 3 years ago. Ziggy built his own 200 sq. ft. cob house after 9 months of full time labor using less than $3000 on building materials. Take a look at his photo album, his blog that documents the process, and his detailed recipe for building your own.
The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of handmade boats crafted from junk. This summer, a crew of artists traveled the Adriatic Sea from Slovenia to Venice.
Apparently this is not the first floating trash project. Check here, here, here and here. Oh, floating travel trailers too!