Anna and Chris’s modern Seattle home is topped with a striking barrel-vault roof. So why not build a chicken coop to match? After much research, a few sketches, plans and feedback from TheGardenCoop.com, the careful work of a local carpenter, and some personal touches, they got just what they wanted. The rest of this post comes from them. . .
Chicken coop design is the focus of today’s feature story over at Neighborhood Notes, a cool website focusing on hyper-local news in Portland. The Garden Coop is featured along with four other local designs. There’s a nice slideshow at the end with more pictures and ideas.
There’s a lot happening in Portland, for sure, and it’s nice to be included in such good company.
In this recent TED Talk, architect Bjarke Ingels makes the case that sustainability can be fun. Or as he puts it: “Yes is more.” Rather than thinking of sustainability only as doing and using less (e.g, showering less, driving less, building less), we can also be sustainable in ways that create more. I couldn’t help but think that this applies to chicken coops as well. . . (more…)