Although those close to me would beg to differ, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth (I’m a greasy, starchy kind of guy) but during the holidays my lust for cookies, candy, and sugary delights goes into overdrive. Or maybe I don’t even crave these items. They’re just there. Anyways, right now, the bloated, digestively torturous period between Christmas and the New Year, my confused stomach is making all sorts of funny noises and all I can think about is munching on a whole lot of ruffage to clear out my system.

In this time of digestive distress, a certain green abode has caught my undivided attention. It’s Eathouse, a literal greenhouse bursting with a bounty of fresh fruits and veggies. Thank goodness, an edible home that’s not a gingerbread house. I’ll take some kale, please.

Here’s what the designers, Dutch firms de Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Atelier GRAS!, have to say about their delicious domicile:
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.
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! 
Via [ArchDaily]

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Eathouse: Lettuce in!
Stomach in distress after bingeing on holiday sweets? After one look at Eathouse, a modular Dutch abode clad with fiber-licious fruits and veggies, you may be c