Tiny houses are great options if you are trying to save money. It is also a favorite choice for those who are very concerned about the environment. If you want to build an eco-friendly tiny home then here are some tips for you.
Don’t construct the house west facing
You should try to get as much free energy as possible. Your house should have lots of windows so that you can get the sun’s light and heat. That way you won’t have to spend so much on your energy bills. Also, there won’t be any risk of being Vitamin D deficient.
Use environment-friendly building materials
You should use environmentally friendly materials to build the house. You can use wood in many places like roof, walls, etc. You should also use low VOC or no VOC paints for your home.
Insulate your home properly
You should use better insulation in your home. You can use recycled cotton and those from the mill waste as insulation. You can also use fiberglass insulation. It is made by combining recycled glass and natural sand.
Use energy efficient appliances and windows
You can install double glazed windows that are energy efficient. This way air won’t be able to come in or escape from the house. You should have energy efficient appliances in your kitchen. These appliances use up less energy and so your energy bills will be low.
If you incorporate all these into your tiny eco-friendly home on wheels then you will be able to build a house that is extremely environment-friendly and good to live as well.
These days people seem to be more concerned about the environment. ‘Going green’ doesn’t only mean that it is good for the environment, it is also beneficial in many other ways. It can improve the air quality inside home and improve people’s health. Here are some of the reasons you should build an eco-friendly home.
Not harmful to the environment
When you use renewable materials or energy efficient products in building your home, it leaves very low environmental footprint. There will be very fewer landfills due to construction as the house is built in an eco-friendly way.
Less construction time needed
If you use materials from local businesses then it will take less time to collect the materials. You will need less fuel to transport the materials, so there will be fewer carbon footprints. It will also help in improving the local economy. If you build a tiny house then you will need very fewer resources to build it.
Good for your health
Eco-friendly homes don’t use paints that have VOC. So, it is good for health. In eco-friendly house, there are lots of windows so that fresh air can get in and the sunlight can get inside too. So, the air quality is good and people get Vitamin D which is essential for good health.
When you use recycled materials for building the house, it will cost a lot less. By using Energy Star appliances you will save a lot of money on your energy bills. So, at the end of the month, you will save a lot of money.
With all those solar panels, large windows, and wooden structure, eco-friendly homes look very attractive. These houses look different than the traditional houses and so appeals to many people.
With the high rate of depletion of natural resources, it’s time that we focus on building homes that are environmentally sustainable. We should limit the emission of carbon and protect our planet from pollution.