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Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...solar panels or super-thick walls, but they easily rank as one of the lower impact home choices. Along with shared heat, they use existing infrastructure (water/sewage/power) and are usually near bus routes and services, making even the worst of them greener than a lot of the 'green' homes that lie outside of urban cen...

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 currently on the market and it's impossible to vouch for its effectiveness, it's a promising concept that can and should be experimented with. Wax for example, can...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Slab on Grade

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 efficiency. Plumbing infrastructure © Ecohome You need to be very sure about the placement of plumbing at this point as concrete is not so forgiving when it ...