Straw Bale and Tiny Homes
The idea of stacking straw bales to create a super insulated and natural shelter first appeared on the Nebraska plains over 100 years ago and some of these original homes are still in use.
Cheap Ways to Insulate a Building
Insulation makes buildings more comfortable. There are many ways to insulate a home, garage, shed or other building. Costs vary, depending on the need and the project. To make the project cost efficient, choose the best insulation for the job, whether it's foam, cellulose, fiberglass or reflective.
l House by moomoo architects | Dezeen
Polish architecture practice moomoo architects have designed a house that will be clad entirely in a plastic insulating material normally used for roofing. To be located in Łódź, Poland, the design is based on that of traditional Polish houses but the roof rises steeply towards one end of the building. One wall will protrude from
DIY easy, cork flooring can be installed in moisture prone areas where hardwoods can't such as bathrooms. GreenClaimed® cork floor tiles blend exceptional comfort with contemporary style.
Sustainable Materials That Could Transform Construction - This Big City
Sustainable material options are available for building developers, with innovation happening from the foundations up to the roof.
Building My Net Zero Energy Home: Key Early Decisions | Mother Earth News
Check out the earliest decisions one homesteader had to make to create a net zero energy home: how he was going to build the foundation and walls.
House of Hemp and Blood: 16 Futuristic Building Materials
Future buildings could be made of artificial human bone, hemp, bacterial byproducts or concrete that absorbs greenhouse gas emissions and lasts thousands of years. Innovations in building materials…
Insulating a Crawl Space - MyHomeScience
The old way to build a crawl space involved vented walls and fiberglass batt insulation. It's much better to encapsulate them with inorganic materials.