Living Church

At first glance, it looks like a garden, but get closer, and you’ll see it’s a living church in New Zealand. Created by Brian Cox in his very own backyard over 4-years, a variety of trees were selected, including some with stone-colored trunks, while, others, with sparse foliage, to ensure that his church will always be illuminated by sunlight. How could he afford such a project? No, he’s not a billionaire, but rather his gardening company Treelocations specializes in replanting whole, live trees using enormous mechanized spades. This gave him access to all the resources he needed to complete the church in record time. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Cox said: “I walked out my back door one day and thought, ‘That space needs a church’ – and so it began. I cleared the area in April 2011 and made the iron frame, drawing on all the research I had done over the years of studying churches.”

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