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Re: [naturalbuilding-41] Domain Three-Built Environment-Natural Building-Mycelium as a Building Material

From: Shannon
Sent on: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:36 PM
Whoa, that's amazing! I'm in love. 

I'll be looking more into this idea, and will certainly carry it into my education in sustainable design!

Shannon Collins

On Dec 17, 2013, at 7:44 AM, Ken Benway <[address removed]> wrote:

Saw this and just had to share it. I also suggest subscribing to Next World TV as there are a lot of permaculture related videos showcased there. -Ken

Source: Nextworld TV, CNN and Eco Active Design

"By far the most imaginative, sustainable Tiny House design yet!

Literally, this 64 sq foot house was grown from organic matter, mycelium, which is the vegetative part of a fungus.

This stuff makes up not just the insulation of the walls, but the structural form of the building.

It was all grown in one piece, inside the wall cavities that already had wiring and plumbing. The mycelium "knit the wall together", glued the tongue and groove pine boards together. It forms the structure and it's the insulation all at once.

Not only is it organic matter that is biodegradable, that can be "grown" instead of manufactured- but it comes with other benefits: it has outstanding thermal performance, it's fire resistant, and has no nasty things like VOC's or "aldehydes".

This is a sustainability fairy tale come true!

For more info on how to get started on your mycelium tiny house, see

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by: CNN Money - See more at: "


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