People from every walk of life are becoming aware of the necessity of a green, eco-friendly lifestyle and participating in keeping our surroundings greener. For leading an eco-friendly life, you should transform your home into a green abode. Architects, builders and even common people are trying their hands at building eco-friendly homes. It is not an easy task because truly eco-friendly homes are not made of traditional materials.
They have to be built with unconventional materials and by employing green building techniques. Some students have recently applied for raising funds for their natural cottage project in Kickstarter. Surprisingly enough, they have already reached the monetary goal that they had set. The success of the project lies in the fact that the students have incorporated some amazing ideas into it.
Green buildings have become very popular all over the world. The tech efficiency of the major cities is being judged by their green technology efficiency. Under such circumstances, we need greener tech ideas that can be implemented by laymen in a cost effective manner. Stacey is the student behind the natural cottage-building project of Kickstarter. She is presently pursuing a natural building course in Oregon.
Stacey has experimented with different green building technologies previously and the cottage project she has put up for consideration in Kickstarter is a result of her successful experiments. Maybe the Kickstarter community has found that her natural cottage project has enough potential and it can be used as the blueprint of many other natural green cottages for people to live in.
Charity begins at home, and if we want to conduct an eco-friendly lifestyle then building eco-friendly homes is a necessity. Traditional homes emit huge amount of Green House Gases like methane and Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere regularly. They use heating and cooling systems along with several different home appliances that waste both energy and water. Such conventional homes can ruin the balance of the natural surroundings.
There are many factors associated with conventional constructions that directly and indirectly harm our local environment. Stacey’s natural cottage has been made in such a way that it promotes sustainable lifestyle and reduces both direct and indirect environmental pollution. She has implemented lot of low cost changes, which can make the natural cottage homes more environments friendly.
Stacey has installed poles made of timber and earthen floorings for making the cottages comfortable and chic. For four months, she learnt how to build sustainable homes or cottages with basic and essential materials. Mycelium insulation and light straw clay insulation are done using clever eco-friendly construction techniques. Basic materials like wood, mud and straw can be used for making a modern and comfortable abode.
The other materials she used for making the natural cottage are cordwood, living moss roof, earthy sculptures and salvaged windows. For making a building sustainable, we must be responsible about the methods employed to harvest the materials. Stacey is trying to find better ways of harvesting construction materials in the most eco-friendly manner.
Natural homes do not disrupt the surrounding environments but integrate with the natural elements. People who live in the cottages designed by Stacey will be able to live a greener lifestyle and cut down their carbon emissions. Stacey acknowledges that she is not a professional but her hard work and true passion for eco-friendly building techniques will help her complete the project by the month of October this year.
Stacey is a student who has built a wonderful natural cottage project. This project has raised sufficient fund from Kickstarter and she believes that soon it will be completed.