Small Houses – Way Cool!
Do you think small houses are cool? If you do, like many over the last decade you are in the company of a growing number of people who are turning to small houses for a very basic reason. They make sense!
There are many reasons that small houses are picking up steam: an aging population wanting less to take care of and younger couples with smaller families needing less space. Many ... Continue
Most small house designs and small house plans available on the market today are designs that have been in use for decades and have been updated in their appearance yet remain basically the same in their construction. Most do not utilize modern materials to improve the sustainability of the home.
For a house to be truly modern it must be built in such a way that it reduces energy consumption which lowers heating and cooling costs and ... Continue
Eco Housing used to conjure up images of housing that was below ground or covered in dirt, remote and off the grid, simple and scant on convenience and luxury.
Some of this may have been true in the past but today it is more important than ever to specify what Eco Housing is because it can impact the way future generation live and the quality of their lives.
With respect to Eco Friendly Homes: never before has man had to consider ... Continue
Sustainable Housing carries a broader meaning then just an eco house or green building materials or even green home building. Actually defining sustainable housing is difficult as the terms will have various meanings depending where in the world you live.
Sustainable Housing concepts in the developed world lean heavily on the use of strategies for Sustainable Energy for Homes and carbon footprint. The zero energy building has been all abuzz for some time now. While participating at a UN conference last year there were ... Continue
Sustainable Development and Affordable Housing.
Lets face it, not everybody knows what sustainable development really means so it isn’t always clear how sustainable development and affordable housing are linked. We need to start with the official definition of sustainable development because it is a term that conjures up all types of thoughts when used too loosely and depending on your point of reference may even draw opposing points of view. While consulting at the UN on the RIO+20 ... Continue
Temporary Buildings are constructed for a variety of uses but none more serious than those used as shelters in a disaster. Sure we see them in use as schools and storage buildings and even temporary housing like workforce house so temporary buildings play an important role in everyday life. The challenge for the temporary building manufacturer if trying to design buildings that are effective and applicable across a wide range of uses. We, however; have chosen ... Continue