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Hooch Bamboo Treehouses Have the World's Smallest Foundation

By: Jordan M - Published: Jan 27, 2011 • References: tropical-treehouse
The prevailing wisdom in most architecture is that a building's foundation is widest near the ground, but these Hooch Bamboo Treehouses turn that concept literally on its head.

Designed by Jo Scheer, Hooch Bamboo Treehouses are held up by a series of long bamboo poles that all converge on a single point -- thereby reducing their footprint to practically nothing and disturbing as little of their natural environment as possible. On top of this, each house is fully self-sustaining via solar hot water and natural lighting.