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Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA

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

Tiny Houses – Washington State Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages & minimum building codes for their construction… WA Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages: Tiny houses, also colloquially referred to as tiny homes, are both an increasingly attractive and affordable housing option as well as a trending al...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

The practice of putting polyethylene vapour barriers in houses was intended to keep them dry, but it ends up keeping them wet. It's time to explore alternatives and to reconsider how to keep homes cool in summer.… Vapor Barrier + Air-Con = Damp Moldy Walls So here's a little known fact that most HVAC installers w...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

Basement mold and mildew can easily be avoided with better designed walls. Common building practices trap moisture in wall assemblies preventing them from drying.… That musty, moldy basement smell that we have come to accept as unavoidable, is actually quite avoidable. The solution is really quite simple - stop buil...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

Solar panels good, coal-fired power plant electricity bad. If only it were that simple to choose. We discuss the best alternatives for producing your own power at home, from solar to wind turbines to generator bikes...… Home Energy Generation, which option is best? How the electrical grid is fed near you will be ...

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Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

Kitchen cabinets can off-gas formaldehyde and countless other chemicals for years after they have been installed. Here is a price comparison of some Green Kitchen cabinet choices for better indoor air quality (IAQ).… Green kitchen cabinets - why does it matter? To improve the air quality of your home, that's why!...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours? EcoHome investigates if Bike Generators cut the mustard...… Mitigating climate change at home, get on your bike! As we look for ways to mitigate climate change, improving home energy efficiency and decentralising powe...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

Buildings & Construction play a major part in climate change & biodiversity loss - nearly 40% of CO2 emissions - EcoHome signed the Pledge… Climate change & biodiversity loss are a fact - so what can we do? Climate change & biodiversity loss are the most serious issues we can have a positive impact on by changing...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State

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

Tiny Houses – New Washington State Legislation ESSB 5383 Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages & minimum building codes for construction… New WA State Legislation Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages: Tiny houses, also colloquially referred to as tiny homes, are both an increasingly attractive and affordab...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

It's impossible to choose "The Best Electric Car" without first defining which EV is best for you depending on where you live, where you're driving to and what or who you're transporting… Buying an electric car (or EV) is on the increase For a lot of people though there's a nagging question in the back of every...

Tiny Houses for Sale, Plans, how to Build all here at EcoHome

Tiny Houses - The first official Tiny Home Eco Village in Canada gets approval in Okotoks

The First Tiny House strata in Canada is Officially approved in Okotoks Here at EcoHome we love Tiny Houses, which is probably why we have a full section devoted to Tiny Houses here!  So, imagine how thrilled we were to hear that one of Canada's first official Tiny Houses full developments recently got officia...

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“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

Ground covers & succulent plants offer an Eco-friendly alternative to traditional high maintenance lawn, the bonus is, Bees love them too!… Alternatives to grass lawns - Ground covers!  North American backyards have one main point in common – Kentucky blue grass. But here we’re talking about ground covers and ...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels

Cellulose rigid foam board insulation - the environmentally-friendly styrofoam replacement?

A new environmentally-friendly rigid foam insulation board made from cellulose nanocrystals is a viable alternative to Styrofoam - according to researchers at WSU… Current rigid foam insulation panel choices It would probably not come as a surprise to many people to hear that fiberglass insulation and rigid foam ...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction

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

How to build decks with greater durability - permits, deck materials, railings, foundations and construction techniques for longer lasting decks… Deck building topics for durable deck construction: Meeting setbacks and getting building permits in Canada & US Creating a solid base structure: cement pillars (S...

Earth Day 50th Anniversary April 22 2020 - Ecohome

Earth Day 50th Anniversary is the 22 April 2020 - What's the History, and How can we all Help?

aka "Celebrate Earth Day every Day, not just Once a Year!" By spending our Money wisely We can make a difference to the Planet our children will Inherit...… Here at ecoHOME.net we’re all about promoting Better Construction with a helpful focus on the step-by-step “How To” of Designing, Specifying, Building or Renova...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice

Hemp building supplies

Hemp fibreboard cabinetry materials as an alternative to standard wood boards for kitchen cabinets - why it makes Eco-friendly sense… Hemp is a very sustainable construction material that is no longer just a fringe product; rather, it is becoming a more accessible mainstream building product, most notably as hemp-ba...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water

Ecohome’s new demo house will be a slab on grade with Solar radiant floor heating powered by air tubes heated with air solar panels - Ingenious!… Ecohome is in the process of building our next demonstration low energy house, and to do so we have partnered with a company that manufactures frost-protected shallow foun...

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Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

What to look for in a home if you are downsizing in retirement… Buying a house in retirement Are you planning to downsize, move closer to family, or relocate to your dream retirement destination? While changing homes is typically associated with younger adults, many seniors are making the decision to buy a home i...

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

Aerobarrier is a non-toxic acrylic spray that quickly and affordably seals air leaks in attics and homes… We cannot overstate the importance of airtightness in homes and attic rooms. A proper air barrier reduces heat loss in winter, overheating in summer, and prevents moisture build up in walls which can lead to mou...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder

How to choose a home-building contractor

How to find reliable green home builders in your region and what questions to ask them… How to find a certified Green Builder? It’s not common to find a reliable ‘green home listing’ or ‘green pages’ in specific regions, so choosing a quality general contractor with experience building efficient homes can be tric...

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