Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sustainable Community...on a barge?

Mary Mattingly is an artist with a unique vision for a self-sufficient community on the water.  By "on the water" we don't mean waterfront, but literally floating on the water.  She is building a sustainable, navigable living space on a barge called "Waterpod".  Not quite ready yet, the barge already contains a windmill and will include gardens for food growing, chickens, the capability for composting waste and will secure drinking water through purified rainwater. Check out today's story in the New York Times and be sure to go to Mary Mattingly's website for a glimpse of her amazing work including her "wearable homes". 

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