Nature Built / Guides

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

Snowboarding pioneer and photographer Mike Basich built himself an epic Tiny off-grid cabin. Without a bedroom or bathroom per se, but equipped with a hot tub ...

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...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...nature, which can also be enjoyed from the large bath on wheels rolled out on the terrace. It comes equipped with an entertainment system, pedal away on the sta...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...nature. To that end, they have designed Trinity, the portable vertical axis wind turbine and have launched a Kickstarter campaign with the intention of bringing...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...nature threw at it. He sought the input of Ecohome and its Quebec counterpart, Ecohabitation , and together they set out to create a net-zero-energy home in thi...

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...

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, ...

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

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

...nature of the web, it continues to get passed around like a bag of Doritos from one well-intentioned but poorly-informed home décor website to another. ...

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...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...nature, while a lot of the foods we consume (coffee, citrus fruits, tomatoes, etc) are acidic in nature. So when these foods spill and are left for too long a p...