Home turf

The average Brit spends 43 hours a week sitting on their sofa, even during summer. In a bid to combat this rampant couch potatoism, the National Trust has done something radical: it has built natural sofas outdoors, Treehugger reports.


Made from straw bales covered with grass, the couches offer families the chance to enjoy the British countryside from a comfortable spot.


The sofas, which took a month to grow and come complete with grass coffee tables, have been located at National Trust sites all over the British Isles. For background on how the furniture was made, see the National Trust website here.

First published: July 2010

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