... many examples of ecological houses
... hemp building
... what is the Earthship?
youth&environment magazine october 2008
This magazine was published with financial support from European Commission and European Youth Foundation.
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I can imagine a huge and loud discussion
about the ecological house definition. Ecological
house, it is a broad space where different people
focus on different aspects. For someone, energy
saving is the crucial point, for somebody else ma-
terials used are the most important. Furthermore,
aspect of space arrangement could be considered.
And of course someone works on fusion of all
that aspects. That is why we can find old tradi-
tional materials such as wood, clay and straw in
an eco-building next to modern energy passive
systems full of electronics.
The magazine wants to help you to orientate
a bit in the labyrinth of approaches and technical
solutions. It speaks about diverse sides of eco-
housing and shows various examples. Moreover,
you can read about social aspects of eco-housing.
The question who, why, how and for whom re-
paired or built those houses stays essential. Eco-
logical construction is a part of the sustainability
movement so all