House Trees

Living trees grown as houses; large hollow pods serve as living spaces. (Read the full article)

"This sounds similar to a book I had read in the late '80's by Leo Frankowski, "Copernick's Rebellion". The protagonist used advanced genetic manipulation to create trees that provided basic necessities [food, water, hygene] while requiring humans to live in them to provide 'fertilizer' via built-in toilets. Perhaps Vance was an inspiration to Frankowski?"
( 12/28/2005 11:00:49 AM )
"Here are a couple of interesting trees that could serve as the basis for house trees or arches.

(You could build your cubicle in there)

(Bill Christensen 1/6/2007 1:40:43 PM )
"And another...

(The arch - a basic architectural building block)

(Bill Christensen 1/6/2007 1:44:52 PM )
"Here's another descriptive passage from the book, further elaborating an Iszic dwelling:
The Iszic, of course, grew houses infinitely more elaborate for their own use - rich ancient growths with complex banks of interconnecting pods, walls shining with flourescent colors, tubules emitting nectar and oil and brine, atmospheres charged with oxygen and complex beneficiants, phototropic and photophobic pods, pods holding carefully filtered and circulated bathing pools, pods exuding nuts and sugar crystals and succulent wafers.
(Bill Christensen 1/6/2007 1:46:48 PM )
"Take a look at this peculiar tree-shaped refrigerator:

(Tree House Refrigerator)

(Bill Christensen 1/7/2007 11:54:43 AM )
"that is so cool "
( 10/27/2010 11:14:00 AM )

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