Gallery: Tiny House Made of Mushrooms is Now Complete!

According to Green Island, NY-based Ecovative, your favorite fungus might also be the building material of the future. Already known for its award-winning mycelium packaging, which protects the wares of clients like Dell and Crate & Barrel during shipping, Ecovative hopes to take their business to the next level by showing what else can be done using 'shrooms.

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  1. Gerry smith July 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Would it not be easier to construct sips panel for tiny house construction?

  2. Al Morlina June 29, 2015 at 8:57 am

    AFAIK and from what I’ve seen in their Ecovative website… The fungus material and the fungus food are mixed together and allowed to start the eating process. Once the material has turned clay like then it is inserted between the cavity walls and allowed to finish until all fungus food material is consumed and mushroom solidifies.

  3. RodRick Ekwall June 11, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Is the mycelium alive upon its placement inside the structure? As in is it allowed to grow into the structural wood framing or is dried mycelium just being placed into the cavities of the wall?

    If dried – would it not be better to allow it to fuse to the side walls while alive?

    If alive – are there concerns about infections to the mycelium? Also myceluim has a tendency to grow on the outer limits of the substrate and avoid progressing into the inner core is this a concern?
    Is that a wood substrate or just grain spawn?

  4. Monica Martinez June 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Yuka Yoneda,
    Just for the record, In 2009, Phil Ross constructed the first fungus architectural house and was presented in Dusseldorf, Germany: http://philross.org/#projects/mycotecture/
    And in 2010 TIME magazine wrote about it: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1957474,00.html

  5. Volt Report June 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Fungus can be everything nowadays…

  6. User1 May 31, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    This is a great use of your Ecovative technology. Congrats and gave fun at the Rimy House Fair!