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Schulstraße 1, Nentershausen, Hessen, DE
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Rural, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Growing homes out of living trees is the main theme in the project "WaldGartenDorf" in the middle of Germany.

Project Description

Trees are incredible living beings. With their roots deep in the earth, branches high in the sky, and with leaves straight to the sunlight, they stand there for decades and centuries on the same location. They are real living estates. (In German its called "Immobilien" it means not mobile) Can we learn from trees how to build houses? Can we grow houses out of trees? Yes, or better probably, because the mainstream habits are difficult to satisfy in living rooms. We must adapt a bit to the trees if we want to live with, on or in them.

house out of 1350 ash trees

The trees grow bigger and the wall will close in some years:

Detail of the ash tree house


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