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Living Carpet 2   (+6)  [vote for, against]
"Honey, would you mow the carpet, please?"

ravenswood's "Living Carpeting" idea reminded me that when I was in college, I had a dorm room with a student-proof, seemingly water-tight vinyl floor that "had" to be covered with some type of carpeting. Many students used mismatched carpet sample book squares. But the room also had huge windows on one wall, providing mass quantities of sunlight in the room. So I always wanted to buy a few square feet (there wasn't much floor to cover) of sod and see if we couldn't keep a real grass carpet alive for a semester. My friends, family, and roommates all persuaded me to abandon this idea each semester, but I still think it could have worked.
-- beauxeault, Dec 15 2000

ravenswood's idea http://www.halfbake.../Living_20carpeting
[beauxeault, Dec 15 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Indoor grass http://www.ardmorei.../liv_bydesign.shtml
[hippo, Dec 15 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Indoor turf factsheet
[hippo, Dec 15 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Grass carpet
Those who want to explore the surreal appearance of this idea (Desks on a lawn with a path meandering between them) could just use fake grass. [hippo, Dec 15 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

The perfect complementary decor product. [beauxeault, May 10 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

"Sure, I'll knock back a coupla cold ones with ya...just did the yard. Lemme go finish up the living room, do a little edging in the kitchen and then I'll be right over."

The visual of some dude driving a John Deer up the front porch and into his living room is priceless.
-- iuvare, Dec 15 2000, last modified Dec 19 2000

A sod-covered living room can be found in Heinlein's _Stranger in a Strange Land_. Sounds nice, except it might be hard to keep vermin-free.
-- bookworm, Dec 19 2000

Luscious sods? HAA-ha-ha-ha! -I'm an American, but I read all of Terry Pratchett's books Seriously, though, the image of a tiled path meandering through the greensward, as it winds past... those crappy industrial type office desks? Grey formica tops, dun paint on the tubular metal legs... Tru;y worth seeing, I say let's do it!
-- DragonMother, Dec 20 2000

The bug problem is something that you'll probably have to live with unless you've got a sophisticated system for dealing with insecticides or a cunningly balanced eco-system. Otherwise your carpet will become so contaminated with chemicals it will probably turn into a massive cancer risk.
-- DrBob, Dec 21 2000

?ow cool would it be to extend the living carpet into the hallways use them for a little lawn bowling.
-- Vavon, Jul 13 2001

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