A climate expert digs at the Three Little Pigs. Eco-house builder blasts bedtime story for suggesting that straw and stick homes could be easily destroyed.

  • James Drinkwater stated that natural material use is being devalued by the Three Little Pigs
  • A climate expert stated that there was a need for people to see things differently. 
  • A childhood tale describes a wolf who blows down straw and sticks houses. 

According to an environmentalist, the Three Little Pigs children’s fairy tale mocks environmentally-friendly material.

James Drinkwater claimed that the Big Bad Wolf who destroyed two houses made of straw and sticks by blowing them down sends the message to natural materials not being suitable for construction.

The only house made from bricks remains standing in this childhood classic, first printed back in 1840s.

An environmentalist has said that the children's fable Three Little Pigs mocks eco-friendly materials (file photo used)

A environmentalist claims that Three Little Pigs, the children’s fairy tale about three little pigs, mocks environmentally-friendly materials. (file photo).

Dezeen’s Head of Built Environment, Laudes Foundation, was last month’s speaker.

“The first built its house out of straw. That natural material was awful.

“There is a need for people to see the possibilities.

Laudes Foundation is working on projects that aim to build zero-carbon buildings. The focus of these projects is timber. Timber has been deemed one of the most environmentally friendly building materials.

James Drinkwater (pictured) said the Big Bad Wolf, who blows down two of the three houses, which are made from straw and sticks sends the message that natural materials aren't fit for construction

James Drinkwater (pictured), said that the Big Bad Wolf who tore down the two straw-and-sticks houses and hurled them all into the ground sends the message natural materials don’t belong in construction.

Built by Nature was announced by the group in October. It is described by them as a fund that will make grants to timber builders across Europe.

Drinkwater stated during the talk, “We need to now work with nature. It is our most powerful tool to reduce negative emissions.

“We believe that forests are our only hope.