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Step inside this eco new-build

Glass-filled eco self-build This environmentally friendly home was built using SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) that offer increased energy efficiency. The windows were made in Denmark and supplied by ADW.


The best eco-friendly homes

You name it, this house has it: an air-source heat pump, a rainwater harvester, central-vacuuming system, triple-glazing and motion-sensitive lighting system. It also features underfloor heating and self-closing loos. The five bedrooms are arranged over three storeys.

from the Guardian

Zero-carbon eco home is light years ahead

The world's first Active House stands at the crest of an estate. Its south-facing roof is covered in solar panels and solar cells, which between them harness more than enough power to keep the occupants warm and the appliances running. In around 30 years' time, if designers have got their sums right, the excess electricity flowing from the house into Denmark's grid will have cancelled out the energy costs of building it, leaving a non-existent footprint on the earth's resources.

from Etsy

Be Nice Wall Banner // typography banner // quote wall banner// wall tapestry // wall decor // wall art // wall hanging // home goods

Be Nice or Leave Wall Banner ○ 100% polyester poplin ○ 2ft. square (24 x 24) ○ Pole loops at the top and bottom for easy hanging ○ Made with eco-friendly water based dyes ○ Proudly created and entirely crafted in Midwest USA Each banner has a Belles & Ghosts® tag. Does not come with hanging hardware. Most of my customers use either wooden dowel rods or decorative curtain rods to hang their banners. This tapestry is made to order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for your tapestry to be made and…

Yes I wanna get married and all that jazz, but what's wrong with a little bachelor-pad-cave-thingy in the yard?


Take a tour of an eco-home

tour of Simon Dale's cob house-- I especially love the whole side of the house is a greenhouse!!!

Bestseller Books Online Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living Edmund C. Snodgrass, Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge, John Little $16.47 -


How to eco-fit your garden

"eco-fit" your garden - wait till I tell the other half we need to get an old fashioned "person-powered" lawn-mower!