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When I saw this I just thought it was SO COOL!

Miso Barrel Tree House Japan

The Tree-house would also be an example of an environmentally friendly home built with recycled materials wherever possible. It was to be a dream shared by both adults and children working together.

Why Huge 140 year old Miso and Soya Sauce Barrels? Why use old telephone poles? Clearly, the tree-house was to be distinctively Japanese and was to be built from materials that would not otherwise be recycled.

Miso Barrels were perfect for the tree-house! Originally used in the production of Miso & Soya Sauce, they have since been replaced in the production process with stainless steel tanks. The craftsmen who make the barrels have diminished in number to less than ten in all of Japan.


TO READ MORE Click the link below & then click "TreeHouse Tour" in the left margin.

(from http://www.johnsan.net/english/) note: when last I went here there were some Japanese redirects & I had to click around a bit to find the right page.


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Very Cool - I just love those rounded doorways!

Now where can I get my hands on some super sized barrels.....

Thanks for sharing.
 
                    
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Jami McBride wrote:
Now where can I get my hands on some super sized barrels.....

the grain silo next door, maybe....
 
                    
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Here are some pics of the interior of the Miso Barrel Tree house.
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Not sure where to get barrels in the USA but there must be something here.
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very cool! thanks for posting this!
 
                    
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You are welcome, it would be neat if we could see something like this here at home.
Anyone know of anything like this in the USA?/
 
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There are many examples of this type of thing here in the US (type = using recycled materials in building structures/houses).  But my favorite example, which I cannot find the link for just now, is this guy, in the East I think, that uses all recycled materials to build people affordable houses.  There was a great video on his 'calling'.

For now, here's a Google search with lots of interesting projects -
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=BLs&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&q=unconventional+building+using+recycled+materials&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
 
                    
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Thanks Jami  for the great resources.

I must admit I have a soft spot for treehouses.
I found this one today online, but there seems to be much more house than tree.

Not quite as stylish as the Miso house but its big & made of reclaimed materials!

Reclaimed Wood Tree House

Every bit of this treehouse is from reclaimed  and recycled materials. Located in Crossville, Tennessee, it is 10 stories, 100 feet of height, 258,000 nails and built from a 80 Foot talk white oak tree.

Other recycled materials include, license plates, furniture, roofing materials, windows, skylights, bottles.


http://www.greenecoservices.com/worlds-largest-reclaimed-wood-treehouse/
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