Help me find a site about growing treehouses.
August 11, 2004 12:10 AM   Subscribe

I remember seeing a site a few years ago about a way to actually plan and grow a house using real, live trees planted strategically in the ground. There was a way the limbs were interwoven or something and it was pretty involved. This, obviously, was supposed to be a long-term project. I don't remember many details, except that I thought it was interesting at the time. Recently I've searched, but can't find anything about it. Maybe I'm not using the right search terms or maybe I just dreamed it. Does anybody know what I'm talking about?
posted by wsg to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
There was something posted to MeFi about grafting trees together. Although it was posted (I think) recently, this is the nearest I found. If I'm not mistaken, there was also a bit of discussion about interweaving branches.
posted by seanyboy at 4:54 AM on August 11, 2004

Plus, there are Growing homes
posted by seanyboy at 4:57 AM on August 11, 2004

I think you're looking for the Arbor Smith site.
posted by annathea at 5:41 AM on August 11, 2004

Artist "Paul Laffoley" has proposed what he calls a "vegetable house". Couldn't find any info on the web, but the book "Disinformation: The Interviews" has a interview with Laffoley where he describes the project. You can find the book here or usually at most Barnes & Nobles and Borders stores.
posted by sharksandwich at 10:08 AM on August 11, 2004

Response by poster: That's it, Thank you. The other links are good, too. I knew I could count on you!
posted by wsg at 3:01 PM on August 11, 2004

Response by poster: I was wrong. It's growing homes.
posted by wsg at 3:02 PM on August 11, 2004

There's also a-matter on willow architecture.
posted by vers at 5:19 PM on August 11, 2004

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