Is This Anything? The Incredible Edible Shed

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Is this anything?  Is this anything is an incredible edible shed type green house or Incredible Edible House.  Get the idea?  No?  Well the house is really a prototype waiting to go live.  The concept houses’ siding grows edible greenery.

The Wall Street Journal asked some architects to “design an energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable house without regard to cost, technology, aesthetics or the way we are used to living.”

Rios Clementi Hale Studios design is a three-story house.  “Slathered in a vertical garden that includes chickpeas, tomatoes, arugula and green tea.”  Their incredible edible house would also conceivably shade and cool a house by absorbing heat better than wood, bricks, stucco or glass.

The house is a tall vertical taking up less space with a reservoir on the top of the roof that collects water and keeps the house cool.  Talk about containers!  The house is a prefab of containers stacked on top of each other ready to be moved by a trailer if necessary.

Is This Anything? The Incredible Edible Shed Photo image Discover Magazine

It’s all good in my book to find more green ways to build and live.  I fancy myself grazing the exterior of my home living in the future.  I hope I live in sunny California, where this house was conceived, because I know there will be no food growing to sustain me in the winters of the north.  I am still recovering from last weeks’ -17 degrees feels like -47 degrees weather.  My green siding will be gone and I’ll be frozen in time.  “Analyze This” me thinks about the bugs the food-growing siding would bring, not to mention lack of protection against the elements. 

Rainwater harvest systemPhoto image Discover Magazine 

Maybe I exaggerate a tad, I am sure the house protects its happy future humans. The rain water collection system waters the plants and feeds into the plumbing; I like this sustainable, food on the side idea house.

Is this anything?

Edible garden shed

Photo image De Stuurlui

A Dutch company has an incredible edible shed or eat house too.  The green living shed is a temporary edible modular house built with plastic crates.  I love the idea of a vertical edible garden shed instead of a traditional back-breaking garden.

Is this anything?

Read more about the concept house on Discover Magazine here.

Hope you enjoyed this look at unusual houses or in this case incredible edible houses.

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