The popularity of alternative building methods is growing in the United States. The Earthship Homes in New Mexico are a perfect example of people tossing out traditional building methods to use methods that use less waste and are more efficient in the long run. The increasing interest of alternative building methods has made information in form of instructional books more readily available. Continue reading “Alternative Building Methods For Greener Building”
Going off the grid is a very freeing experience. Not only are you going to save money on utilities, you will be cutting the shackles of the utility giants who have a monopoly on your area. You may have found your piece of land and are ready to build your tiny house, but you have a few pressing question:
- How are you going to power it?
- How much electricity will you need?
- How do you figure that all out? Continue reading “Powering Your Tiny House”
There are so many easy ways to increase the environmental friendliness of your home, many being cheap or even free, that going green has become pretty simple. Changing bulbs as they burn out to more efficient, longer lasting LED bulbs. Lowering your thermostat by 3 degrees in the winter. Lowering the temperature of your hot water heater by a few degrees. Swapping out your shower head for one that uses less gallons per minute. If you incorporate one of these things a week for an entire year, you will save money and your home will be so much greener. Continue reading “A Greener Way To Remodel”
There has been a growing trend (pun intended) in the United States over the past few decades. Average home sizes have increased even though the average household size has decreased. The more house you have the more you need to heat/cool, clean and light. It increases your carbon footprint and your bills.
Whether you’re prepping for a disaster, trying to get off-the-grid, want to save the planet or just want to save your wallet, most people can benefit from making changes in their home and lifestyle to become a little greener. You may want to reduce your carbon footprint to save the environment or you might want to lower your electricity bill. Some options are large and costly. Installing a solar array on your roof big enough to power your whole home is going to run you into the tens of thousands of dollars. Most people don’t have that kind of cash lying around, but here are some inexpensive things you can do to get your home a little greener. Continue reading “Cheap And Easy Ways To Go Green”