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The Fun Box
Tiny house

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

...powered television, DVD player and sound system. 15 minutes of pedaling earns you an hour and a half of watching. Bathtub on wheels © Le Verte...

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?

...solar panels and batteries, or for backup heat "just in case" or in the case of a prolonged power outage, perhaps consider a high efficiency electricity free wo...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...powerful force for change and are partnering, owning, and operating projects. Our mission is to create an inclusive and open Indigenous clean energy community o...

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 ...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...power are installing solar panels and batteries or finding a place to plug in, like an RV park. More cost, more hassle. When a tiny house starts to lose its a...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...power conduits, etc.) was put in place next, below the coming insulation and concrete. We used insulated water pipes courtesy of Uponor for greater energy effic...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...power rates, you could drastically reduce your cooling costs by having a lot of it happen overnight. While there is very little of this type of technology cur...