House Made from Mushroom (Seriously!)

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 - 11:55pm

Meet the house made from mushroom (hat tip to Chris' mom for submitting this):

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 housing solution is provided by Evocative Design. Their website is worth checking out.

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Arthur Robey
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The Mighty Mycelium

Sometimes Reality is just not what you think.

It is even more than Dr Paul Stammets dreams of in his vision.

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