It’s no secret that many houses scattered across the city of Detroit lie in ruin from disuse, vandalism, and fire. Abigail Murray and the folks down at Afterhouse think those lots have a higher calling than eternally falling to pieces.
A few years ago a fire ravaged 3347 Burnside, transforming what was once a home into a pile of smoldering bricks. Rather than leaving the land fallow, the Afterhouse crew finished the demolition and rebuilt a greenhouse in the old foundation. The heat of the earth inside the under-structure of an old house dramatically expands the growing potential of the lot without the use of any additional energy. It also allows for growth in the dead of winter.
Amidst the rubble, artists, construction workers, contractors, and members of the community have banded together to let their greenhouse phoenix rise from the ashes.