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Outdoor solar shower
Solar thermal collectors

DIY solar hot water shower for the great outdoors

It might seem like pie in the sky, but with these easy to read DIY instructions from the good folks at the Endeavour Centre your dream of a warm, net-zero shower is well within reach. This tutorial will show you how to make excellent use of an easy to put together, handmade, solar hot water system. Use it to build t...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...diy project Now that we have you on the edge of your toilet seat wondering ‘how do I get myself a bidet and help save the world’… check out our DIY bidet installation video below, and compare different models of bidet kits online here . Now that you know about the water efficiency of bidets , learn more a...

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...DIY Green Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide videos from EcoHome on YouTube here The most common building material used for roofing in North America is asphalt shingles, and because of their poor ...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...DIY video of how to lay down tubing for our radiant floor in the Edelweiss House. We have a 10 zone system, allowing floor temperatures in each room to be controlled independently. HePex tubing was provided by Uponor, who also use building plans to give customers a zone plan to follow making the install quick and easy,...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...DIY solar air heater: Web searches reveal an endless list of designs and assembly techniques for DIY solar air heaters, the same holds true for DIY videos on YouTube. Different designs will resonate differently with different people, so pick the one that best suits your skill set, tool collection and attention span. ...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...DIY non-toxic paint, see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... About the Author: Leah Fanning is a mother, artist and owner / founder of Natural Earth Paint , which sells natural earth pigments, non-toxic art supplies, eco-friendly craft ki...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...DIY video about choosing the best LED bulbs and DIY lighting fixture installation tips. LED bulbs are here to stay, it's time to make the leap. The colours are warmer now, the bulbs are dimable and the price is coming down. Incandescent bulbs give off lots of unwanted heat, which in summer months makes your air condi...

DIY air exchanger installation video
HRV and ERV

DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation video

This heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system is very different than what people are probably used to seeing, where air is directed to a centralized core for a heat exchange before being exhausted from the house. Lunos is a decentralized system with a series of self-contained units, each with their own ceramic heat ex...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...DIY radiant floor tube installation and episode 1 of our green home building guide, how to build a passive solar home . Read more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive solar home design , Passive House contruction , how to build slab on grade on bad soil , and anything you need to know about sust...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

Using materials found on Craigslist and salvaged from the landfill, Jenine Alexander built herself this super affordable Tiny House. Since first building this sweet little home on wheels, she has actually completed two more. If you're interested in DIY Tiny House projects, be sure to check out her blog where she write...

Quarantine DIY Projects to do with Kids - Refinishing Wood
Interiors

Home improvement projects to do with kids - Refinishing wood

...DIY projects to do with your kids during quarantine or just to help keep yourself sane, check out the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide and subscribe to our Green Building YouTube channel here . It may be tough getting materials at times but a lot of stuff is available on the web; here are some tips on finding tools an...