Now bear with me, I think this is just as gross as anybody, but how clever! Since I don’t eat meat, using it as a building material seems just as reasonable as using cement, which I also don’t eat. Anyway, this sausage house with a bacon roof is neat. I can’t figure out what the lawn is made from, though. – Link.

(Thanks, Brandon!)

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Annie

    That is totally disgusting!

  • Miranda

    Am I the only one reminded of the game Kingdom of Loathing (in which meat is both currency and building material)? I am? OK. :-)

  • Becky Stern

    I love that game! I hadn’t thought about it, but in that game, this house would be like having a house out of gold!

  • Carikate

    Quite possible that the grass is guacamole — it’s a Mexican food condiment which is mainly avocado based, although I’ve never seen any that’s *quite* that bright a green…

  • lindsey

    Actually I think it might be colored rice (the grass)

  • Caya

    I don’t think it’s any of those things. The rice is underneath the whole structure, the green stuff is poured on top of the rice. The whole thing appears to be baked, so it can’t be guacamole. But I could be wrong. I have no idea what it is.

  • Diana

    Could the grass be parsley?

  • T

    Ugh…Just one more reason to go vegetarian!

  • K

    You can’t post anything about meat without a vegetarian putting in their 2 cents.

  • Joe

    awwww being a vegetarian is no reason to ignore materials science! ;)

  • Becky Stern

    Ha! I know, it was just for comedic effect. I like materials science. Thanks for the comments, guys!

  • T

    How many dense meat stacks does it take to make the meat house?

  • Mark

    Anyone seen this:
    Food Landscapes by Photographer Carl Warner
    Really nice photos of composed food landscapes – including the one of meat!

  • Joel Richards

    Hey all, we actually made the ‘grass’ out of sausage meat and lots of food colouring :)

  • sophie

    That is so cruel. Do you know how much suffering the poor animals went through for you to make this out of their flesh. Doesn’t it disturb you that it is made out of a dead animal’s body – poor thing, if only it were still out in the field now and the sluaghter company hadn’t chopped off it’s head.