Nature Built Walls / Guides

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...nature - including the insects that go with lakes and rivers in particular. A minimalist interior warmed by nature To expand the sensation of interior space...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...walls with above-ground walls. In other words, you are replacing concrete walls with a much more affordable and energy efficient wall assembly. This is why Sl...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...nature of the keyhole garden, the area need not have good soil, or even any soil at all. 2.) Collect: Keyhole gardens and the compost baskets they house can b...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...built on a crawlspace; full stop. • EPS foam can be used as a vapour barrier when installed with multiple layers and offset joints as it will not absorb moist...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...walls correctly Raise wood-framed basement walls and any wood-framed floor structure off the ground by resting them on foam blocks. Even though it still hap...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

Natural building insulation materials In order to combat the climate change impact of the built environment, natural insulation materials such as hemp insula...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...built on a crawlspace; full stop. • EPS foam can be used as a vapour barrier when installed with multiple layers and offset joints as it will not absorb moist...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...Built to Code" means "Built to Minimum Code" It is easy to believe that a brand new house that has met a provincial building code is ready to face climate cha...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...nature no matter the season. But when you look past the initial attraction and instead evaluate them based on their energy footprint, durability and comfort, ...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...walls and it's a little more complicated than sticking on flashing or basic tape, liberally applying the silicone sealant or squirting in the ubiquitous can of ...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...walls . Straw bale built homes can be beautiful! While loose, dry straw would easily ignite, once compressed into a bale you would hav...