Once upon a time there were three little pigs that went out into the world to build homes. One built with straw. One pig used wood for his home. The last little pig used bricks that have been eco-friendly for a very long time. We all know how that little pig fable turned out after the big bad wolf showed up. Here is that tale recycled to show the moral and benefits of using eco-friendly and recycled material.
So let’s begin this three pigs story with eco-friendly changes from the original version. To start with, you should notice the three little pigs book your mother read from was likely not printed with recycled paper or tree free paper so even the presentation wasn’t eco-friendly. Our story here is digital and no trees were cut down to present it to you now. There are no printed copies. There are not even copies on recycled paper or tree free paper either.
One not so long ago, there lived three little pigs. They thought of going in separate ways to build some homes but quickly realized that a small pig condo project would be an eco-friendly way to live and share outdoor space. However, these pigs decided each would take on a different aspect of the project and lend specific expertise.
The first little pig wanted to use straw. This pig knew that his long ago predecessor had tried using straw as a primary building material and that hadn’t worked out so well. He would’ve been better off with wattle and daub walls made of straw mixed with mud and used the sheaf’s of straw only to thatch the roof. Our present-day pig decides on a modern version of the wattle and daub concept. He ops to buy an eco-friendly oriented strand product made by heat pressing straw and glue into sheathing boards.
The second little pig’s thoughts are of using wood but instead of utilizing lumber from tree that takes decades to reach maturity, he opts for fast growing bamboo trees. The pigs will use bamboo as structural support for the pressed straw sheathing boards.
The third pig is still thinking about the eco-friendly and time-honored bricks that saved them from the wolf in the long-distant past. They can be used again. In fact this little pig finds the same bricks he bought before and recycles them. The bricks are old but still strong and the little pig’s condo will use them for the footings and a central chimney.
The little pigs work together on drawing up the blueprints and the even go above and beyond by using recycled paper that is actually recycled tree free paper.
The result is a cozy and ecologically responsibly dwelling that still protects them from the wolves. Pressed straw boards have a natural insulating quality that even keeps the wolf utilities company at bay. And the three little live happily ever after.
This has just been a rehash of the three pigs fable where the three young boars are not living up to their hog stereotype by hogging up the world’s precious resources. They leave it to the human pigs to do that.