The Sensible Approach to Sustainable Housing

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Green technology is amazing. You have heard it all. Green houses, sustainable homes, solar panels, eco-friendly fuel, and so on. All that new green technology (or greentech) is growing in popularity and providing all the necessary tools for us to “save the world”. Green ways of waste disposal, green ways of handling your rubbish, and proper recycling will apparently be enough to do this extreme feat and relieve you of the responsibility of feeling guilty about the planet’s state.


By |September 5th, 2016|HOME BUILDERS, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Gardening for Beginners Infographic


Gardening for Beginners

Beginning your journey as a gardener may seem like a daunting task, but when you begin you will wonder why you didn’t get started earlier. It really is a fantastic way to spend your time and watching your garden develop thanks to your hard work will give you a real sense of achievement. Moreover, you will get plenty exercise when you’re gardening, and it really does add up if you get out there and do some gardening on a regular basis.

So what do you need to get going? You really only need some very basic tools and these can be used for nearly every gardening job. There are also some basic gardening terms you should be familiar with and you will have heard many of them already. If you are planting in your garden you will need to understand how all plants react to the different seasons. For example, annuals complete their life span in a single season, so you need to know which annuals flourish in which season.


Knowing when to plant can be tricky but you will get the hang of it quickly enough. A general rule of thumb is that you plant any Spring-flowering bulbs before the end of September, and for delicate Summer-flowering bulbs, planting in early Spring is the best option. When and what to plant will become intuitive with experience.

The process of actually planting the bulbs will require some thought. For sandy soils, you will want to plant a bit deeper, but for heavy clay soils, you need to plant a little shallower.

Controlling weed growth is also an important part of gardening and there are a few things to keep in mind. One great tip to keep weeds at bay is to cover the soil’s surface with a sheet that blocks light and spread mulch over it. Remember that you should be aiming to water the plants and keep as much water away from the weeds as you can!


Author Bio
Eamon is a landscape specialist at Capital Garden Services. He loves gardening and believes everyone can enjoy the gardening experience.






By |September 1st, 2016|Landscape, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tin House Protects Against the Elements


The aptly named Tinhouse designed by Rural Design Architects and built on the picturesque Isle of Skye is a great example of sustainable architecture done right. The façade is clad in tin to protect against the elements, while most of the other materials used to construct the house were either recycled or repurposed. (more…)

By |July 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Downsizing to a Mobile Office


Downsizing makes a lot of sense not just for home owners, but also for business owners. The same question applies to both, namely how much space do we really need to live a good and productive life? The architectural firm Studio106 from New Zealand was recently faced with this question, when the renewal of their 1,022 sq ft (95 sq m) office space came up for review. Upon thorough consideration, they opted not to renew the lease, instead designing and building a mobile tiny office, which measures only 97 sq ft (9 sq m). (more…)

By |May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prefab Shipping Container Homes


The Canada-based firm Honomobo has recently unveiled a new line of prefab shipping container dwellings. They are offering living spaces that can serve as a tiny house, a garage suite, or an annex/accessory suite. The sizes of these homes vary, and they can be outfitted with a solar power array should the customer need it. (more…)

By |April 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Tiny Yet Spacious Home in Hong Kong


The architecture firm LAAB of Hong Kong recently completed a renovation of a small apartment in the city. They were commissioned by a couple who bought the apartment because they wanted to be as close as possible to Hong Kong’s Central district, which is a very expensive place to live. They hired the firm to come up with a solution that would make the most of the available space, and LAAB succeeded in doing so. (more…)

By |April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments