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Are these prefab kit homes available outside Eastern Canada and US?

...uses available in Canada and the US . There were slow downs due to the Covid pandemic and demand is pretty high at the moment but we should have additional manu...

Posted by Phil Pooler June 6, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

...US in the near future, You may have already seen the above page with kit house models but if you submit a request for a quote or join ecohome as a member for fr...

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

...use ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are available in the Eastern US seaboard, how soon are you building? There has been a lot of demand and o...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Are saltwater home batteries availability in the USA?

...usiness anymore unfortunately. We have yet to hear of any other manufacturers, but it's a great idea so hopefully another will emerge in the future. If you keep...

Posted by David Meckes April 11, 2020, 5:13 p.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

Where can I find Natural Interior Paint?

...us which brand you prefer or where we can get some? Finding non-toxic zero VOC paint is much easier now and is available at almost all box stores or paint suppl...

Posted by Ramana Murty April 2, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 1 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...US sites to recommend? Ecohome does not buy or sell used materials, but if you're looking to buy or sell un-used building materials online or materials reclaime...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...us through our best options for prefab materials / kits. All of the prefab eco-friendly modular kit houses in our Kit home pages are available in Quebec, Ontari...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...us what should be done. House is in very good condition. Radon mitigation equipment such as passive radon stacks are becoming mandatory in many regional buildin...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...uses, yurts and renovating an RV style trailer (if we can find one that does not off gas). The idea of a moveable home is attractive to us because we are not su...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...use above grade than the same quality house with one level below grade. Hi Robert. We are in the same exact situation. How are you folks proceeding. Everythi...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

Where can you find a grey water recycling system for our washing machine?

...us to recycle used water in washing and reuse the same thus save water. Can you suggest any system to install which is economical and takes less space to instal...

Posted by Sameep Shirodkar June 7, 2020, 10:06 a.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...use the room more. It's currently completely unfinished, nothing on the walls - what's the best way for us to finish and insulate our basement so it's easy to h...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What considerations should be made when installing a green roof on a metal building?

...use the metal has deteriorated? I ask this because the process would normally start from the roof sheathing, so that metal would need to come off. Please let us...

Posted by Nina Flores Feb. 16, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

We are looking to finish our basement next spring and one builder suggested using spray foam insulation as he says it's a good choice for insulating and sealin...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Where can I find certified Green builders in Ontario?

...ustry. We are truly grateful for the high level of contribution that is provided with your platform which is thoughtfully summarized for us regular folks. We ...

Posted by David Gonzalez March 25, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Should we renovate or get a Prefab Kit house?

...uses are a great idea, you can see our models here if you haven’t already – LEED and Passive House Ready prefab modular kit houses Unfortunately the demand ...

Posted by Ali Mackenzie Aug. 12, 2020, 7:44 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...us know that the area is eco-house-friendly with its regulations, what a relief! We were thinking of building our own simple design but know we'd need help, a...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...use, but a full system for collecting and purifying rainwater for use in homes is an expensive and complicated set up that isn’t always necessary. When people...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses