Small Eco Houses are filling a niche in an international housing market that has been unable to fill demand for decades.
The UN has been reporting for decades that over one billion people were living in inadequate housing across the globe. However; two recent trends have boosted the likelihood that inadequate housing supply is being replaced by small eco houses.
First; a broader awareness and deeper involvement globally by governments and civil society to be environmental good stewards was bolstered by last years summit on sustainability known as Rio+20. The original Rio summit ushered in the era of sustainability and was eventually responsible for championing the creation of the Millennium Development Goals. Now the focus is on ensuring that the work at Rio is preserved by ushering in the Sustainable Development Goals planned to take effect in 2015.
Secondly; poverty is on the decline globally. In many countries where poverty still exists the numbers are reported to be dwindling. Almost one billion people moved up and out of poverty meaning they may have reached an income level sufficiently high enough to purchase a new home.
And so as the ranks of poverty decreases and the awareness of the need to be sustainable increases Small Eco Houses move center stage to fill the gap between inadequate housing and inefficient small houses.
It has been reported that buildings consume almost 60% of all energy produced and with a global population of 7 billion people; there are many homes that are not considered affordable housing due to the cost of energy to run and maintain them.
In the past, Small Eco Houses have been priced too high to be considered viable for the affordable housing market. But technology, political will, social change and the general awareness of the finite nature of available resources suggests that Small Eco Houses are here to stay. The outlook is favorable for housing developers able to lower the initial cost to build and deliver small houses that have low or near zero costs to operate.
To meet these challenges even better, IADDIC continues to improve its small house designs and its very small houses and shelters to continue to offer the best energy efficient Small Eco House Kits on the market. With housing materials sold and shipped to developing countries, IADDIC continues to look forward to more international business while producing more homes for the US market as well.
Small Eco Houses are Filling a Global Shortfall in Housing
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