Window garden / Guides

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

...window has never been easier As we here at Ecohome know all too well, the 100-mile diet can be a bit tricky in the middle of a Canadian winter, unless you eat a lot of ice cubes. Julien Yensen Martin, founder of Biocity, aims to make that easier with his new hydroponic window system. Inspired by the Window Farms ...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...gardening at home to produce food crops! As with any hobby, starting small and making a success of it encourages the whole family to get off the couch and their screens and into the garden. One of the easiest ways to make a succesful vegetable garden at home is by doing something called lasagna gardening , but what hap...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...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 a small amount of window space - see here . 1.) Container gardening If you have limited outdoor space, be it a small yard, shared courtyard or balcony, a container garden with vegetables a...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...garden through exceptionally proportioned triple-glazed windows, allowing a generous amount of natural light to stream in. Ideal for an overwhelming feeling of calm, well-being and connection to the outside. You'll also notice the extended eaves which provide enhanced protection from the summer heat, and at just the ri...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...window wells to make sure drains are present and clear - as these often get blocked by autumn leaf fall, or by something as simple as a plastic bag blowing over the grid - as well as downspout rainwater drains too - which often get blocked with leaves, pine needles and tennis balls or hockey pucks! When designing a g...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...window sills, doors, showers and countertops LED lighting (LED bulbs have an extremely long lifespan as well as being energy efficient) Triple pane fiberglass windows Stainless steel exterior door thresholds Asphalt waterproofing membrane under steel roof covering Foundation anchored in rock User friendly...

Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary
Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...garden that would otherwise probably sit there doing nothing useful. And for those in apartments and condos without yards, learn how to grow food at home in small spaces . It's probably a safe assumption to say that all of us have at least one window in our home where at least one small container with a seed in it coul...

Future proof your home by preparing and building to for climate change
Planning and Design

Homes built for Climate Disruptions: A Primer for Home Owners and Buyers

...windows, doors and walls and keep storm water away from foundations Whether you choose a basement or a slab on grade , slope your property so that water runs away from your home rather than towards it Install window wells with plastic covers on windows close to grade level Although I don’t like rain gutters (they...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...windows. "We had a sofa leaning against the glass wall in the middle of the solarium, and when sitting there in winter it often felt like there was a window open.” Denis attributes this sensation to the natural convection of warm air rising and cool air dropping . “The warm air in the center of the room would rise to...