How to Design Your Own Eco Home
Design Your Own Eco Home
There has never been a better time to create your own eco home, nor a more pressing one. We all know that now is the time to act, but the question that everyone asks themselves is exactly how to do so.
If you are in the fortunate position of being able to build your own house, then you are actually situated very well to do your part for the ecological crisis.
With a little effort, forward planning and some care, you can easily design your own eco home. That way, you know you are absolutely doing what you need to for the planet, as well as designing a home that you are going to love.
Don’t worry – it doesn’t mean that you have to build a cabin in the woods.
Though there’s nothing stopping you if that’s what you want.
The exterior is going to need a lot of attention if you hope to create an eco-friendly home. In particular, you will want to make sure that you are using windows that are actually going to be energy-efficient.
Windows are one of the places where you tend to lose the most heat. So anything you can do about that to reverse it is going to really help the planet.
It will also help your bills go down, which is certainly no bad thing either. If you want this done professionally, you should do your research and find a reputable company to help. For example, Lakeside Exteriors will help you get the job done right.
With energy-efficient windows, you will save a lot of money and energy without having to do anything besides getting them installed.
It’s getting harder and harder to justify not having solar panels. They are, after all, becoming more affordable. You will find that they are well within your budget if you are considering building your own home.
You’ll only have to spend a couple of thousand, and that is money that you will make back within the year anyway.
Plus, the benefits of solar power are well-known. You really will be doing a lot to help save the planet this way. Just like windows, you won’t have to do anything except the initial installation.
If you can’t do it yourself, you can always get help too.
Your choice of wall material is hugely relevant here too. When you’re building, it’s something you have a lot of choice in. One of the most eco-conscious options out there and one where there is a lot of information around is cob.
This is essentially building your home out of a mixture of clay, sand and straw.
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Using these natural ingredients is much better for the planet. You might also be amazed at how warm a home it actually creates. If nothing else, it’s also enjoyable to create with.
These are only a few things you can do to make your home eco-friendly. They are great foundations to continue making more eco-friendly additions to your home.
Do you have any tips to design your own eco home?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.