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Its floor will be made of bamboo and recycled plastics. The pitched roof, supported by heat-treated pinewood railings, is being fashioned from a durable hand-sewn fabric, which will give the structure a tent-like appearance. And the entire abode will be off the grid, with design features for solar-powered appliances.
While the 200-square-foot eco-tent being built by a group of University of Miami architecture students may look out of place on UM’s Coral Gables campus, it will be a dwelling with a purpose.
See the article by Robert C. Jones Jr. on the E-Veritas website here.