In the spirit of a tree house (without the tree), our group of kids, aged 7-12, designed and built a sustainable home entirely from scratch on a repurposed lot in South Slope. They drew up their own plans, cut their own lumber and built a main house and four smaller homes all of which had a working roofs insulated with recycled yoga mats. The main house had a kitchen, living room and even a front porch, complete with a porch swing! We were honored to have a real construction worker on site for ten our classes who helped us make lots of progress with our buildings.
The project was open to the public at various times throughout our process as a reflection of the sustainable and creative possibilities within our neighborhood!