Lots of people live in wood houses. Imagine that your wood house was alive! And instead of a basement it had roots.
And instead of siding it had bark. Imagine it grew as your family grew.
And for a few months a year it produced healthy leaves, fruit, and seeds to eat.
The Baobab or Tree of Life in Africa can live a long long time. Very old Baobab trees grow very wide hollow trunks and are capable of surviving droughts by storing water. Can you guess where they put it?
The hollow inside makes a perfect living space.
Just add a door!
And enjoy the naturally curvy walls!
Inside you might consider adding a loft and outside perhaps a deck in the canopy.
But don’t forget to be kind to your home after all it is a living tree!
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There are several types of Baobab trees native to Africa, Madagascar, and Australia.
This story is inspired by Poetrees, a book of tree poems by Douglas Florian I recommended in this post.
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