Building an eco-friendly home doesn’t have to cost a lot. These green renovation ideas can not only reduce your carbon footprint, but also increase your home’s value.
"Urbanite", or chunks of concrete rubble from demolished sidewalks and driveways, is an abundant and useful urban resource for walls, paths, and more..
Not the cats, silly! But if you live with cats, you probably deal with cat litter. If you have a lot of cats, that can mean a lot of kitty litter containers. What to do… read this post to get some ideas.
Learn how cool roof designs are used to reduce the heat absorption of conventional roofs and how they can help save money on your electric bill.
If considering building with straw bales, take a moment to look these numbers over so that you can understand how buildings codes instruct to calculate the density of the straw bales. This formula can make or break your project, and it is very important for you to put testing density of the straw bales that you are going to use at the top of your list of natural building priorities.
Two families banded together to build an energy-efficient cabin in the mountains as a getaway for themselves as well as renters.
Modern living has a significant impact on the environment, so it’s important to look for opportunities to decrease energy consumption by making your home “green.”
Straw bale home building requires a unique set of considerations when applying for building permits. When a developer asks this author to design a straw bale home in Michigan, he must work with the city building permitters and inspectors to educate on straw bale, and hits a few brick walls in the process.
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