Jetson Styled Treehouses
By James Grahame
I loved the Jetsons. Not because they had nifty flying cars and robots, but because they build needle-like houses in the clouds. It looks like the gang at UK design firm Sybarite were paying attention, too. They've proposed the development of space-age modular tree houses that loom above the treeline on massive metal stalks. They claim that "The prefabricated design can be installed on site within two weeks, is extremely lightweight, uses many recycled products, is part self-sustainable and low on maintenance."
Their site shows a Utopian image of tree houses peeking out from the branches of a pristine and road-less forest. I pity the poor family who move in only to discover they have to lug furniture, groceries, and young children a half-mile each way through boggy terrain. And let's not mention the lawsuits from the relatives of window cleaners who plunge to their deaths every couple of months. Still, these would coordinate well with my Moller Skycar. [Check out my Carfree Cities post for a glimpse of much more practical living spaces].