Durable home design / Discussions

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...home plans to offer sorry, but you should check out our prefab LEED and Passive House ready kit houses . Some of these manufacturers of prefab homes offer desig...

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

...Homes on a Budget How to Stay on Budget When Building a Home And for general design ideas, I’d say you are better off starting with a slab on grade and not ...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of Plywood for water proofing?

...design phase or have you started building already? Thanks Mike! I'm still in the design phase. Hasn't started constructionyet. I read the article you referenc...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...home building technologies and products out that will eat up your money rather than help you save it, but for the most part a more energy efficient , durable ho...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...home. We purchased some basic house plans that are designed for a slab on grade home. I am really leaning towards slab on grade for the aesthetics, savings, as ...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...durable & Beautiful Floors Choosing non-toxic paint How to ensure clean air during home renovations

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...home design. Since you won’t be there a lot of the time, try to foresee any issues your home may face and add design features to deal with them passively. Her...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...home' in our part of the world) anyways I am hoping you guys could give some pointers on where to start. The home will have to be 100% off grid due to locatio...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...durable home, we just built our recent Demo House on a Legalett slab air heated floor last year. I would first point you to this page about insulation – What ...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...home? All are factors to consider for health and home durability. Can you help me? We have a similar problem and i have called many many people and cant find an...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 8 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...home raised slightly off the ground can also be an attractive and nicely sheltered place for wildlife to establish a home, be sure to take steps to keep animals...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses