While we’re far from a world where nothing goes to waste, re-imagining the very homes we live in is a big step in the right direction.
In a project supported by the Danish Ministry of the Environment, architecture firm GXN and design firm EEN TIL EEN have created a sustainable house model largely made out of biological waste.
Instead of steel and cement, this house’s walls are unbelievably made of just straw, seaweed, wood chips, and other organic farming waste.
“Following many tests for robustness and static properties, the materials were made into a composite boarding used in the walls of the Biological House,” Springwise explains.
“The home was then finished with cladding from Norway-based Kebony, sustainability-oriented wood specialists that have devised a patented technique where softwood is treated to give it properties similar to hardwood, making it durable and appealing, even producing a silvery coating over time through exposure.”
That’s nothing short of amazing.
Additionally, the construction makes use of screw piles, which means the homes may be uprooted and moved with relative ease and little land disruption.
So these houses aren’t just sleek and sustainable, they’re also practically mobile. We’re sold.
Check out some photos of EEN TIL EEN’s green homes:
For a closer look into how the Biological House was made, click here.