Fab Tree Hab
Tree houses aren't just for kids anymore. They are used increasingly as primary residences, vacation getaways and meditation retreats.
Homes perched high in a forest canopy or woven from the very branches of trees take ecofriendly building to the extreme. Future-forward designers are concocting tree houses that live and "breathe," such as the . It uses high-tech computer modeling and ancient techniques such as pleaching, which weaves together living branches and trunks to create walls and ceilings.
"Most folks that contact us are not looking for a product that is 'environmentally friendly,'" explained Mitchell Joachim, an architect at the Smart Cities group of the . "Instead they want a product that is the environment. "
September 29, 2007 6:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Mitchell Joachim, Terreform
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