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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

...top 10 tips for planning and successfully building an eco-friendly and sustainable green home: 1. Save a budget (and keep some in reserve) This is sort of a...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...top tips for durability: It is important to understand what will cause your deck to shift so you can build accordingly to avoid that; if you're in a cold regi...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...top tips to help make your urban garden a tasty success. If you don't even have a balcony, you can even grow vegetables at home in an apartment if you can spare...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...Top Tips for preparing a home for winter Extremely low temperatures over winter can test your home in many ways , and sometimes your house will return a faili...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...top pool evaporation. So, there you have the EcoHome Top Ten Tips for saving energy & money on Swimming Pool Heating - from the EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...tips for Energy efficiency upgrades are to do the simple & cheapest ones first © Ecohome 10 Home improvement tips that save money: The following 10 tips f...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Top Tips and video below for specific details, and consider subscribing to EcoHome as a free member as we often have member-only offers on Eco-Friendly EIFS pro...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...tips: Whatever siding you choose, creating an air space behind it where water can drain and moisture can dry is the key. The following video is about wood sid...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...top tips for planning and building a green sustainable home on a budget successfully... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniq...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...tips that might help. 1. Commuting. Do you live more than 25 miles from your work? Depending on your vehicle, your annual commute will release between one a...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...tops us from recommending it except for very urgent circumstances and this can be such a case. For existing homes with limited space over the top of walls, re...