How to Build an Eco-Friendly Tiny House

How to Build an Eco-Friendly Tiny House

Guest post by Molli McGee

Overconsumption and waste is not uncommon to see in today’s world. Take houses, for instance. A quick drive through any typical neighborhood in the United States and you’ll notice some pretty sizeable houses. Now, the chances that each family efficiently uses the space in their large home is pretty unlikely. According to the census from first quarter 2018 data, the average square footage of single-family American homes has increased to 2,641 square feet. Larger spaces not only take more energy to heat and cool, but they also produce more waste.

For those of you who haven’t heard about tiny houses, these pint-sized abodes could be the (sustainable) answer to the growing world we live in. At no more than 500 square feet, tiny homes focus on simple living without sacrificing on quality. While there are many ways to build a tiny home, there are certainly ways that are kinder to the environment than others. Let’s take a look at some tips for how to make a tiny house eco-friendly.

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Passive Housing: A Smarter Way of Living (Infographic)

Passive Housing: A Smarter Way of Living (Infographic)

Guest post by Helen O’Keefe

This infographic looks at the trend for eco-friendly and sustainable passive housing design.

These days more and more homeowners are developing a passion for environmentally-friendly design. Smart design allows us to dramatically cut down on our energy consumption, or in an ideal situation avoid it altogether. Consequently, an increasing number of homeowners are opting for passive housing. A fantastic option for those seeking a greener way of life, passive houses are 90% more energy efficient than any normal home.

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5 Tips to Bring Nature Indoors

5 Tips to Bring Nature Indoors

Guest post by Lana Hawkins

It’s common knowledge that nature has a positive impact on people and can help us relax and get in touch with our inner selves. Having this in mind, it’s not surprising that more and more world-famous interior designers are incorporating numerous elements of nature into their projects. So, if you want to follow in their footsteps and decorate your home according to the latest trends, take a look at the list of 5 tips on how to bring nature indoors which we’ve prepared just for you. Enjoy and get inspired!

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Maintain Your Yard This Spring

6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Maintain Your Yard This Spring

guest post by Anita Franco

If you own a home, odds are good you have ideas about how your dream lawn should look. Making that vision a reality typically involves landscaping work.

However, you might also want to protect the planet. Some landscaping techniques can be quite harmful to the Earth. Excessively applying pesticides, constantly watering your plants, and even running gas mowers or similar equipment can have a negative impact on the environment.

That doesn’t mean you should give up on your plans – far from it! There are many smart ways to transform your lawn without harming the planet. If you’re interested in green, eco-friendly landscaping, keep these ideas in mind as you maintain your yard this spring and summer.

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Infographic: Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Infographic: Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Guest post by Helen O'Keefe

Green living doesn’t require a large-scale overhaul of our day-to-day habits. By implementing a few minor changes which are quick and inexpensive to activate, we can drastically reduce our carbon footprint, leading to us feeling healthier and happier for knowing that we’ve done a bit to contribute to a greener environment. What small yet significant steps can you take to make your home a more eco-friendly place?

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