The Mushroom Tiny House made it from Green Island to New York with no problems! We showed it off all day and night on the street to passersby and attendees of the Cradle to Cradle Gala. It was a big hit!
Can you spot the Mushroom Tiny House?
Most houses don’t have to stand up to 70mph winds, and earthquake-like pothole induced vibrations. But these are just the conditions experienced by a house rolling down the highway, and the Mushroom Tiny House handled the challenge with zero issues. Mushroom Insulation doesn’t just keep the house comfortable, it’s structural! Check out these photos from the road trip into Manhattan.
All the details:
IAC Building (555 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Nov 15th from 4:30-9:30pm
Open house! See every room (there aren’t many) of the world’s first Mushroom Tiny House November 15th from 4:30-9:30pm.
New Yorkers have been talking a lot about tiny things lately; from tiny apartments to smaller sodas. It seems like the perfect time to share our creation.
This Friday, November 15th, we’re bringing the original Mushroom Tiny House to New York City!
This is an event not to be missed! From 4:30 to 9:30pm, you can stop by outside the IAC Building (555 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011 ) and tour Ecovative’s first building grown out of Mushroom® Insulation.
Until then, we’re furiously putting finishing touches on the house for its NYC debut.
For the first time ever, we’ll be sharing the future of Mushroom® Insulation and Myco Board® with the world. Come see these cutting edge materials at the world’s best green building products expo at booth #2205.
We will be highlighting several exciting products, still in development, that will be market ready in the next 12-24 months. These cutting-edge sustainable materials include:
-Myco Board: formaldehyde-free, tree-free light weight alternative to fiberboard and other core materials.
-Mushroom Insulated Sheathing: Add continuous insulation to a retrofit or new construction… without any plastic foam.
-Grown-in-place Mushroom Insulation: This has been called “the greenest insulating material”. We’re seeking leading edge partners to take it to the next level.
-And lots more from the Ecovative labs including Mushroom Insulation, SIPs, acoustic tiles, and more.
All the details:
Philadelphia Convention Center
November 20-22, 2013
See Ecovative at Booth #2205
The New Institute, an architecture museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is displaying a grown-in-place Mushroom Insulation wall assembly. This is an improved version of the wall system used on our Mushroom Tiny House.
The exhibit, Living Matter, highlights newly developed materials and applications that utilize biology for design, art and architecture. These explorations highlight the possibility of working with life in a variety of ways, including supporting a building with trees, recycling waste, and growing fabric with microbes. Several of these innovations work to align human behavior with the preservation of the environment, to erect bridges between ecosystems and the built environment. The examples demonstrate that the two can benefit and ultimately sustain one another.
The exhibition is curated by William Myers and is based on his book BioDesign published by The Museum of Modern Art in 2012. More details can be found at: www.biology-design.com
All the details:
Living Matter Exhibition
The New Institute
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
September 26 – December 31 2013
Seriously… what’s with the swooshy graphics that seem to adorn 95% of RVs and mobile homes?
It seems strange to me that RV’s almost never are stylized to look like homes, with dignified exterior finishes. They also never fit with automotive styling; you can’t select their color. For some reason, the industry has settled on white with weird swooshy, sometimes tribal looking vinyl graphics plastered on the side, without consideration even of where the windows fit in. This vinyl swooshy graphic trend seems to have permeated almost every brand of RV.
The only difference seems to be on very high end models which switch to a pallet of darkers colors and tan swooshes. What’s up with that?
Now, there are still some exceptions, like airstreams, but they are few and far between. Tiny houses offer a way to live, and move, in style.