Last week we profiled Michelle Kaufmann, an Oakland-based architect and designer whose stunning modular prefabricated homes are making quite a splash in the green building scene.

A true renaissance spirit, Kaufmann is also creating waves in the world of holiday baking. Her gingerbread  replications of her real-life homes are constructed from organic butter, organic flour, and organic sugar instead of FSC-certified wood. These delicious designs, the gingerLotus and the gingerSolaire, include tiny green details like fair trade chocolate solar panels and wafer water catchment systems.

Hungry? Kaufmann provides complete recipes and templates for the gingerSolaire and gingerLotus on her blog. You can also get a quick taste for the project in the video below.

I’m not much of a gingerbread aficionado myself, but Michelle, if you conjure up a way to create a bungalow out of challah bread pudding and organic whipped cream, I’m all ears (and mouth).  

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