Sustainability of Building Materials: An Ecological Approach to Carpentry

woman installing a salvaged window while building a tiny house

In our modern age of climate change and finite resource extraction, the sustainability of building materials matters. Indeed, building with ecological materials can decrease both your energy consumption and your ecological footprint. Sustainable building practices can also lower carbon emissions and minimize harm to human health. In this post, we review which construction materials are […]

Best Tiny Home Designs

Natalie working on a drafting table designing a tiny house

In this post, we’re not going to spoon feed you the best tiny house designs by showing flashy photos. Instead, we’re going to give you a selection of patterns that will act as helpful tools for creating and evaluating your own tiny home designs. By exploring patterns, our hope is to avoid the tendency to […]

Building an Ecological Tiny House with Natural Materials

Hemcrete tiny house

People all over the world have been building ecological tiny homes and other structures with natural materials throughout human history. Here, we dig into the differences between conventional and more ecological building materials and discuss three natural building modalities to consider when building a tiny house:  Rammed earth Hempcrete Cordwood Sustainability of building materials: conventional […]