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One of this year's contenders for the People's Design Award. (2wice Arts Foundation, Inc.)

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Taking the idea of a sustainable house to a deeper level, Mushroom Insulation is a housing material that is grown from corn stalks and mycelium (mushroom "roots"). It performs similarly to polystyrene insulation, but uses no plastic or environmentally harmful chemicals. The walls of this Tiny House were grown with the Mushroom Insulation in order to provide a strong, tight, well-insulated envelope.

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