Eco Homes / Guides

Lasagna Gardening - How to Build an Easy Vegetable Garden
Food production

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . Growing Food at Home in Small Spaces - 7 Top Tips Vegetables that Grow Well in the Shade Keyhole Gardens - Growing drought-resistant Vegetables at Home Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables and Greens for Homes and Apartments Learn more about green home cons...

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?

...ecome less noticeable, especially when building a certified Green Home with eco-friendly drywall. Reclaimed river wood installed on ceiling © Ecohome Paint and finishes for drywall & wood ceilings: You need to prime and paint drywall but you do not need to do anything with wood. Some people choose to stain or...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Ecohome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of Insulated basements and slabs - Ecohome Video Guide Why is a Slab-on-grade Foundation more Eco-Friendly than a Basement? - EcoHome Discussions

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Ecohabitation organization in Quebec, including affordable prefab Rancher style eco homes here for the Abri range .. Learn more about Prefab Homes As one of our founders Mike Reynolds says in the Ecohome trailer video on our YouTube channel (see below or here) " If you can build a house that costs next to nothing...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...eco-friendly non-toxic laminate counters, read more) 3. Swimming pool 4. Vinyl siding 5. Homes with a workshop 6. Game room or hobby room 7. Whirlpool bathtub 8. Exterior stucco siding 9. Outdoor hot tub 10. Outdoor fireplace Make what you will of this list - we wouldn't recommend ru...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...eco-footprint, but such well-meaning intentions don't automatically lead to the desired results. So we wanted to look at this housing trend in context to figure out when it makes sense, and when it doesn't. Homes that have the lowest eco-impact: Apartments and condos are tiny houses; they're just stacked on top of ...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...eco homes for sale How to stay on budget when building a Green home Why we need to build green homes that withstand climate change events Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construct...

Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

...homes in a changing climate Why green homes are best for climate extremes Why we need to build green homes that withstand climate change events Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home con...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...eco homes & sustainable construction ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Off Grid and Zero Energy Homes Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The Azelio website Resilient design features for new home construction Find mor...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...eco-friendly alternatives to MDF are becoming available, such as formaldehyde-free MDF made from rice husks. Timber for Exterior Siding & Finishing of Homes Pros of Wood Siding: It makes for a great looking traditional finish to the siding on a home. Certainly with FSC wood siding, extraction & manufacturing can ...