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Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...asthma and concern about the toxin and VOC levels in new homes in the US and Canada, the S1600 prefab home really scores if you have a young or growing family. In this modern prefabricated eco home natural light streams into the combined kitchen & family room from above Solar air heated slab on grade radiant fl...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, viruses
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...asthma. What is also of importance in considering current events, is whether certain filters can stop airborne coronaviruses from circulating in our heating systems - and while COVID-19 apparently has only a limited longterm airborne presence - that isn't to say it has no presence - so if we can reduce that risk with...

Home made DIY laundry detergent from buckeyes / horse chestnuts
Lifestyle and environment

How to make Eco-friendly DIY laundry soap from Buckeyes / Horse Chestnuts

...asthma has seen a disturbingly high increase in recent years. So protecting indoor air quality in homes , and reducing toxic chemicals in them is more important than ever. Along with helping people find non-toxic building materials , we are always happy to share clever natural cleaning product ideas that keep unneces...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

Removing source contaminants and moisture from homes helps keep air healthy for occupants, and helps keep home humidity down. Excess humidity in houses can cause moisture damage, but what is not often considered is that added energy consumption involved, as heating moist air requires significantly more energy than h...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house

ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

...asthma-provoking diesel fumes. So, despite having good intentions for a more sustainable or affordable lifestyle, traveling around with your Tiny Home hooked up to the back of your $70k super-duty truck does not bode well for the environment, due to the unacceptable carbon emissions, nor the bank balance after paying...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...asthma, respiratory infections, eczema and rheumatism are all diseases that are linked to mold exposure, which is a common problem with poorly-insulated homes, particularly poorly-insulated basements with high-humidity that have not been designed to manage moisture properly. This is pretty much the definition of an Ear...