Okay, tell us what was the plan for that block south of W. 8th St. along the new Heights Hike-and-Bike Trail, between Nicholson and Waverly?
This large, open space will be available for community gardens, both cultivated and natural, think edible weeds. Small animal husbandry, such as goats, chickens and rats could also be sustained. Compost houses flank the development to show clientele how their homes will indeed return to their natural state a lá the second law of thermodynamics, or something like that. Between the back row of Compost Homes are the E-condos. These models reflect real world living as they do not have plumbing or electricity.
Huh? Well, it’s not even a year since Houston Indymedia reporter Keefski tried to explain it all . . . but the Waterhill Homes at the Heights development is at last seeing some action!
What kind of action?
Keefski’s explanation of the . . . uh, process:
The corner home was once a Compost Home and resembled the home behind it with warped plywood and a patina of mold. It has now been repurposed with clean sheaths of Tyvek and a moisture enhancing layer of EIFS . ( . . . to speed the decomposing process so vital in nature).
Oh, but it’s not that corner home that’s coming down. It’s this one, pictured here last summer:
Then at the beginning of this month, as documented by Heights Life blogger Viula:
“As you can see from the picture,” she writes, “at the start of the month it still had a sale sign in the yard. I can’t imagine how.”
She went by the following week. Top floor gone already!