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Top 12 Tips for Building an Earthship Home

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Once you put in the effort and care to build an Earthship house, the house will take care of you.  These were some words of encouragement offered to me by London Earthship owners Connie and Craig after a visit and home tour with them near London, Ontario in November 2019. For my tour, I was…

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Top 5 Principles of Passive House Design

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Would you like a home that feels warm and cozy all winter even without operating your heaters? How about a home that naturally stays cool in the summer? These are the biggest features of a Passive House that attracts a lot of homeowners. These happen because a passive house makes use of an airtight building…

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Earth Sheltered Homes – No Better Energy Efficiency! (VIDEO)

If you are looking for a home with energy-efficient features that will provide a comfortable, tranquil, weather-resistant dwelling, an earth-sheltered house could be right for you. There are two basic types of earth-sheltered house designs—underground and bermed. Underground Earth-Sheltered Homes When an entire earth-sheltered house is built below grade or completely underground, it’s called an…

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Earthships 101: The Fundamentals of Radically Sustainable Housing

Earthships demonstrate a way to live in harmony with the planet by encountering natural resources without defeating them.  Imagine living in a home that costs you nothing to heat or cool.  Imagine Earthships! An earthship is a passive solar home made out of natural and recylced materials.  It is off-grid, getting it’s power from the…

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