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HOMEGROWN Inspiration: Building with whole trees, community supported foraging

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Tree architect living room

There’s a fascinating article in today’s Home section of the New York Times about forester-architect Roald Gunderson and partner Amelia Baxter and their company Whole Tree Architecture and Construction. Gunderson explains the structural, aesthetic and environmental benefits of building with whole trees. Photos and accounts of the projects they’ve built for themselves and local farmers are stunning.

Baxter, a one-time urban farmer, also runs a forest foraging CSA and grows an impressive amount of food in their 20 x 100-foot passive solar greenhouse.

Greenhouse made from trees

Greenhouse watering

We’re so impressed with the practical, affordable and simple life that they’ve created. Thanks for the inspiration!

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