Jasper Morrison designs a tiny house made from cork
It’s made out of timber and cork, one of TreeHugger’s favorite building materials. Cork is all natural, fire resistant, insulating and long-lasting. It is not only totally renewable, but the cork industry in Portugal actually preserves the environment from the usual predator, holiday housing, and saves it for the Iberian Lynx and the short toed eagle. The cork forests are also a vital carbon sink, storing as many as 10m tonnes of CO2 every year.