Off grid home construction / Discussions

Can my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?

...off grid house, see some of these pages Passive Solar Home Design and Living Off Grid . As for Geothermal, it is a great system for efficient heating, the onl...

Posted by Kirsten Rogers Hearnes Jan. 17, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

...off grid articles. You can find all that stuff and more in the Ecohome Building Guide Pages , but also pop in any keyword like 'off grid' in the search box at t...

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

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

...home. I've done research on contracting, home building, Passive House Certification, etc. I'm by no means an expert but I have some knowledge that would make me...

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

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...Off-grid heating solutions Passive solar home design Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heating systems Dear Emmanuel, Thanks for you...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

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

...home regularly. Super-insulated homes such as passive house , and designing a home for passive solar heat collection will keep your energy costs at a minimum ...

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

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...home. Building cord wood walls is not super common so I'm already full of questions - where are you building? Will you have power or will it be off-grid? What i...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you build a house ready for climate change?

...home construction That second link is a great example of how to future proof homes against some of the concerns you mention, it comes from design features we ...

Posted by Mike Joyce May 6, 2021, 8:47 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses