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Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
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Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...Tiny House Laneway Homes in Toronto or for the latest on laws for tiny houses in California, see here Further reference reading on Tiny Houses & Tiny Home Eco-Villages in Washington State: MRSC Insight Blog: Tiny Houses as a Workable Option to House the Homeless (2017) The Spokesman-Review: Tiny house notion (201...

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

...Tiny Houses Worth it? Are Tiny houses a good investment? That depends on your lifestyle and how well you build them. Here are some things to think about before you join the Tiny House Movement and commit to life in an extremely small space. We have featured a number of tiny houses on our pages over the past few years...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...Tiny House option , but will probably end up costing more once heating and cooling is taken into account. Now you know more about whether Shipping Container Homes are Good or Bad :- Find more pages about Tiny Houses and resilient green building techniques here : All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes ...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...House © Mark Rosen. These were the kinds of facts I used to recite when people looked at me quizzically; the term “Passive House,” without further explanation, seems to make people visualize a house that will fall down if you punch it. Others confuse it with “passive solar” houses from the 1970s, which often ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...houses built in the controlled environment of a manufacturing facility and LEED, ZNE or Passive House ready are often able to achieve a higher standard of quality than site-built homes where the raw materials and shell of the house are often left exposed to the weather for extended periods of time. Kit houses also av...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...house where food is produced all year. That's all great stuff and it seems to work fine in New Mexico, but now they want to take the show on the road, and this is where it can get a little touchy. If it's as good as they say and suitable for all climates, then it should stand up to scrutiny one would think. But, po...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...household contaminants and spills. A densifier will protect concrete from impact damage, and most importantly, it will eliminate the dusting you would experience with an untreated floor. Applying a densifier is all that is ever needed for a garage or commercial warehouse floor; any additional finishing sealer will pe...