I don't have specific details yet but we would like to build a swimming pool on a newly aquired 4 acre property and we like the idea of a more natural type of pool (no chlorine). We also want to grow some crops and harvest rain water and water from a small creek running through our property. I can't see why a natural swimming pool and a rainwater harvesting garden / system cannot be combined into one area.
- Exteriors - Eco-Friendly Alternatives
- Natural swimming pools and ponds
- Natural swimming pool
- Swimming pool
- Natural pond
- Swimming pond
- Rainwater harvesting
Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?
Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
What is the minimum size of a natural swimming pond?
Posted by geina fournier Nov. 14, 2019, 12:45 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 0 Responses
What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?
Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses
I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?
Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses
What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?
Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses
How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?
Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
How do you install grey water recycling in a tiny house?
Posted by Grace Schock June 21, 2018, 3:23 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses
How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?
Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?
Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses
What is the best option for building our next resilient home?
Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses
Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?
Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?
Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses
Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?
Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses
What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?
Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses
Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?
Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses
I have many issues with my house where should I start?
Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?
Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?
Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses
Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?
Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses