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Emergency Response Studio: FEMA Trailer Turned Traveling Eco Home (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 05/14/11 07:19 PM ET   Updated: 07/14/11 06:12 AM ET

The recent Festival of Ideas in NYC boasted a treasure trove of eye-catching art, installations and innovations - including this awesome lime green home recycled from an old FEMA-type trailer.

The energy-efficient dwelling made an appearance in downtown Manhattan, and attracted quite a crowed with its roomy deck (which is actually one of its walls folded down), solar panel array and geodesic dome skylight. Called the Emergency Response Studio, the salvaged trailer turned modern living space had a host of sustainable features.

Check out the gallery to see them all!

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If you were at the Festival of Ideas on the Bowery in New York City, you may have spotted the Inhabitat NYC team darting from booth to booth like news ninjas, looking for the most eye-catching exhibits and installations. Well it doesn't get much more eye-catching than a blindingly green FEMA trailer home decked out with shiny blue solar panels and topped with a translucent, bucky-ball dome, does it? So you can imagine our excitement when we spotted just that (a.k.a the Emergency Response Studio) parked right below Houston St. The salvaged FEMA trailer by Paul Villinski was bustling with visitors trying to get a peek of the modern, and rather spacious, interior, as well as learn about its long list of sustainable features. If you missed the trailer, don't worry - just click through our gallery to take your own mini-tour!
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