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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

by , 07/23/13

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Inhabitat: What is your favorite part of the TreeHouse? What was the most difficult part?

Benjamin: Favorite part? The tree. If it didn’t exist it wouldn’t be a treehouse. I’ve spent a while in the treehouse just contemplating the tree itself. It’s a beautiful organism. Most difficult? The slide – it’s closed right now since I need some extra money to really make it work correctly.

Inhabitat: What advice can you give to artists who want to work with recycled materials?

Benjamin: Don’t be rigid – have an idea of how it’s going to look/work. But realize you can’t always find that perfect piece. Or be patient – if you need that exact piece it might take a while to come to you.

Inhabitat: What can we expect next from Benjamin Jones?

Benjamin: Hmmm, I’ve been thinking about series of forts. Nothing big, like the treehouse. But a blanket fort, pillow fort, leaf fort, etc… I used to make them all the time as a kid. Why can’t they be art, too?

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