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Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...living room bench doubles as an extra bed while concealing drawer space underneath. Dormers in the loft allow for clothing storage, head room and extra windows ...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...off-grid home , or even how to build an off-grid Tiny Home , check out our building guide pages , or use our Edelweiss House as an example of what is possible w...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...Off-grid living in the city - does it make sense? Houses built on land that does not have access to municipal services such as water, sewage and power, will l...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...Living City Campus at Kortright, ON, where you can find The Archetype Sustainable House (ASH) . The two houses act as a living laboratory with more than 400 cal...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...off-grid tiny homes used as rental accommodation nestled in the rugged beauty of the bushland of Rakula, a Northern Territory of Australia, close to the town of...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...living ‘off the grid’ and it is a great way for the rest of us to do our bit towards preventing climate change. This sustainable method of producing energy ha...

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.

...off-grid Tiny House in the woods. Armed with an appreciation for the great outdoors and a desire to learn to live off-grid, he bought 40 acres in the Sierras wh...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...Off-grid living blog: a homeowner reflects on the design and building process Tesla Solar Roof shingles review Aquion Energy

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...living spaces for home durability and the health risks mentioned above, in which case you would be choosing food production over passive heat gain in living spa...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...living in a truly green home - the future requirements for getting everywhere your family needs to be can have an important impact. Unless you're looking to bui...

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

Diminishing returns on insulation. How much insulation is too much?

...living in a cold climate, currently have a 2x4 wall with fiberglass insulation and are wondering if adding two inches of rigid board insulation is a good idea, ...