Eco-Friendly Tiny House Styles

by Mollie McGee It’s a growing world we live in. Houses are bigger, cars are bigger--there’s this misconception that bigger means better. I’m here to tell you this is simply not the case. When we live in houses that are bigger than what we need, we end up creating massive waste. When we drive seven-seater … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Tiny House Styles

BOOK: Eco-Homes: People, place and politics

My book about eco-homes worldwide will be published on 16th January 2016. It is being published by Zed Books (London) and Chicago University Press (USA) as a paperback, so hopefully reasonably affordable. Book blurb: It is widely understood that good, affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempt to mitigate or adapt to climate … Continue reading BOOK: Eco-Homes: People, place and politics

My house and home: Living in an eco-house

We have lived in our new eco-house for six years now and at time progress has been very slow – we are only just feeling like we have got it how we want it to be. But it has also been far more transformative that I had imagined, knowing where my water and electricity comes from … Continue reading My house and home: Living in an eco-house

Findhorn Eco-village, Forres, Scotland

    Houses at Findhorn  Trying to summarise what Findhorn is about, what it does and what contribution it makes is almost impossible. Every visitor, resident, student or employee would focus on something different. Even in its own literature it describes itself as a ‘spiritual community, learning centre, ecovillage’. It is these three things and so … Continue reading Findhorn Eco-village, Forres, Scotland

Evaluating the success of an eco-house

How do we judge how ‘good’ an eco-house is? By its ecological performance, what it feels like to live in it, how long it lasts, how much it cost? All of these are used, some formally in post occupancy evaluation, and others more informally in judging what worked and what hasn’t in new buildings. Post … Continue reading Evaluating the success of an eco-house