We're using earthbags and straw bales to construct an efficient, cost-effective, and roomy earthbag root cellar.
There are multiple philosophies that describe what characterizes a green home, but all have low energy loads in common.
From choosing affordable floods for the bedroom remodel to switching out the oven-hood incandescent, Jennifer details how much it cost to light her house sustainably, as well as forecast her long term savings.
There is an ideal relative humidity range for our health and that is somewhere between 35% and 55%. In modern life we have introduced many new sources of moisture into our homes. Daily showers, laundry, cooking and dishwashing tend to create concentrated bursts of humidity. Because conventional construction can tolerate very little increase in humidity without condensation/mold problems moisture from these sources must be mechanically sucked out of the home.
A shower caddy works to hold sponges, soap and other cleaning materials in the kitchen as well as the bathroom.
You can place insulation pillows in foundation vents to ensure proper ventilation and lower heating costs during winter.
By Ruth Barton
As demand for air conditioning continues to increase, discover how to reduce the impact it has on the environment.
By Alec Weaver
Learn how to build a straw bale home by downloading this free guide.