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I have a flooring idea that might be a little "out there", even for this group. I have the idea to bring the outdoors inside, while maintaining temperature and stuctural integrity of the house, of course. My thought is to keep the floor dirt, with a layer of good soil on top, to lay stone through the space, and to plant groundcovers in between.

Additional info: This will be in Wyoming, so will freezing ground temps on a non-insulated floor be an issue? Could moisture be an issue? The building will be a tin shop, converted to house on a cement footing. The idea is to have ample south-facing windows to support whatever plants I stick in the indoor ground.

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I recalled that there was a thread about this topic years ago. I was able to dig it up (pun absolutely intended) since it has a good bit of back and forth on the pros and cons and potential issues with this concept: https://permies.com/t/54912/permaculture-house-plants/Living-floor

There are some possible variations on the theme in the thread as well so it's worth reading all the way through.
 
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