Thursday, June 21, 2012

Woven Willow Forts/Playhouses for Kids...Why not?

      When its outgrown its use, there's no dismantling, and no dump runs needed- a fort like this would simply rot and return to the earth. That could also be considered its downside.
      I love this idea though, and its something I'd like to try at some point. Its so simple too- just build a base, drill holes around the perimeter, stick the long branch lengths into the holes and tie them/bring them together at a peak, and then weave in the walls.
     I suppose you could also cover this with chicken wire layers, or hardware cloth, and then a few coats of ferrocement to make it a mini concrete dome home.....cob and mud building and wattle and daub techniques could also be combined with this skeletal approach too....

Derek "Deek" Diedricksen runs the blogs, and, Hosts "Tiny Yellow House" TV on youtube, and is author of the tiny house, fort, cabin, treehouse, and cottage design book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" which you can check out by clicking HERE.

No comments :

Post a Comment