Eathouse / de Stuurlui stedenbouw & Atelier GRAS!

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Architects Marijke Bruinsma (de Stuurlui stedenbouw) with Marjan van Capelle and Arjen de Groot (Atelier GRAS!), shared with us Eathouse, a house and garden to eat. More images and architect’s description after the break.

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A house and garden to eat, that you are able to touch, smell, taste, seed, weed, and harvest! EATHOUSE is a house in a garden that attracts visitors with delicious vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. We want to seduce people and make them taste the edible garden and the edible house. EATHOUSE has a temporary character; it lasts a summer season. This is why all the materials used in EATHOUSE can be re-used for a new season of EATHOUSE at a different spot.

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EATHOUSE consists of a modular system of plain plastic crates, in combination with a scaffold structure. These crates are used in the agricultural industry to harvest, transport and exhibit fruit and vegetables in combination with a scaffold system. With this system vertical green becomes accessible for everyone; you can make your own vegetable garden on the wall of your balcony or on the roof of your garden shed!

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Eathouse / de Stuurlui stedenbouw & Atelier GRAS!" 27 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Sep 2014. <>


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    A literal ‘greenhouse’.. What’s inside, it looks like some kind of storage shed rather than a house as such? Also how does one access and maintain the plants on the roof, is that some kind of walkway running along the sides?

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    Where can I find instructions on how to build the scaffolding for this eat-house? I’m sure it’s simple but I don’t know how to do it, and can’t wait to try. What a great idea!

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