Earthship / Guides

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...Earthship? It should be noted that "Earthship" is a registered trademark. You can build one and tell your friends it's an Earthship, but a home whose construc...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Earthship and turn off builders and homeowners. Any new advance in house construction has to be scalable and not stray too far too quickly from the current norm...

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

No matter that engineers and architects long ago debunked it, insulating paint still occasionally finds its way into buildings. Powdered ceramic chips that can...

HOUS.E+ by Polifactory
Wall assemblies - new construction

Rammed earth house

In the age of globalization, it's hard to know where a lot of our possessions truly originate, in part because even the simplest of items can be manufactured u...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

Are Tiny Houses Worth it? Are Tiny houses a good investment? That depends on your lifestyle and how well you build them. Here are some things to think about be...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

Shipping container houses are gaining popularity globally and are seductively attractive with their modern looking lines, colours and shape. Like many great id...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...Earthship's don't work in cold climates " article, I can be diplomatic and kind... (Just not all the time!) Anyhow, working with wood instead of drywall is mo...