Thursday, November 20, 2008

A commune in the sky.

A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
- Marilyn Mach vos Savant

It was a cool night; the wind was at a standstill. In a house on the corner of a very quiet street, there lived two lovely ladies, let's call them banana and lemon, who were in a very heated conversation. The topic at hand were tree houses. But the tree houses being discussed were not like the ones you see haphazardly put together in someone's backyard. No, these were elaborate homes in forests that happened to be built up high on a tree.

So, they got to thinking that it would be pretty amazing to construct a commune of tree houses. A commune because well, it would be pretty frightening to live in a forest all by your lonesome. A means of getting to one another's homes would be by zip lining (if you're in a hurry) or by bridge. There would be a staircase or ladder (your preference) that would take you to the ground floor. At the bottom, there would be ample food being grown without negatively impacting said ecosystem. The trees used as the foundation for the homes would not be damaged AND they, as well as, all the materials used would be sustainable! Another wonderful aspect would be that there wouldn't be a need to strip the environment just to make space for us. We would literally intertwine ourselves with nature.

Don't you want to be tangled up in nature?



1 comment:

leticia said...

I cannot wait to unleash the spirits of my discontent with skyscrapers and seething piles of city-garbage into the the soft hand of these green leaves that keep calling out to me to come and caress their stomachs with a reinvented life of fresh oxygen and the brown chest of my deer family, the trees that anchor the sky