Hempcrete: The Green Movement returns to its Roots

Hempcrete: The Green Movement returns to its Roots

Smoking a rope made of modern, industrial hemp might cause a headache, but not much else. Why not build houses with it instead? As the Green Movement invents itself, builders are returning to old ideas. Both thick, earthen walls and building underground to reduce heating and cooling expense are old hat these days, but building the traditional, European-style village home […]

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Roundup: The Best Eco-Homes Around the World

Roundup: The Best Eco-Homes Around the World

For those considering building an all-new home that adheres to eco-friendly sensibilities, it’s worth noting that there are some great role models to look to during this process. From arches to traditional homes and more, here’s a look at how the best green homes get the job done. 1. The Eco Arch In what might be the most innovative design […]

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How to Go Eco-Friendly in Any Home

How to Go Eco-Friendly in Any Home

Turning an existing home into a bastion of energy savings and eco-friendly construction is actually pretty easy, and it can be done without a lot of up-front expenditures and big price tags. For those homeowners who value lower utility costs and a better relationship with the natural world, here’s a look at the easiest ways to go green and save some money […]

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