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R-VALUE: 40.0, SUITABLE FOR: new construction, retrofitTHERMAL PERFORMANCE: At R-3.5 per in., the cellulose in this system yields an overall value of R-40.PROS:• Familiar building process means lower labor costs with readily available materials.• If cellulose is used, the project has a lower environmental impact.• Large moisture-storage capacity allows wall cavities to dry gradually.CONS:• Fairly involved insulation process can add to labor costs.• Reduces interior space by 3%.

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This Shipping Container Might Look Like Trash, But What These People Use It For Is Beyond Awesome [STORY]

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Why Tiny Houses are Awesome

#tumbleweed #tinyhouses #tinyhome #tinyhouseplans minimhomes.com While not completely off grid, the tiny house offers a fantastic alternative to affordable living, one which benefits not only the home owner but the planet as well. Less resources are needed to build and maintain these houses, and utilities are extremely affordable compared to the current average costs. Meg Stephens from

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Finalists Create Next Generation of Sustainable Building Products

Ecococon: Straw Panels “Prefabricated load-bearing Straw Panels are made for cost-efficient and precise construction of super-insulated hous...

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Spray Foam Insulation at a fraction of the cost for a Skoolie or RV. :) Good for attic spaces too!

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Home Insulation - FoamRite - POLE BARNS - Benefits to save on energy costs, increase your R-Value, insulate your house, seals walls, ceilings and basements.

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You don't have to tear down plaster walls to insulate an old house. There are easier, cost effective ways to beef up your old home's insulation.

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Renewable Energy Blog - MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy

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Houston Company Designs Roomy Tiny Houses for Only $5,000!

Houston Company Designs Roomy Tiny Houses for Only $5,000! Arched Cabins out of the Houston area set out to design and manufacture tiny houses that they could sell for only $5k and they absolutely blew it out of the water! They can be made in widths ranging from 14’ to 24’ and any length that you choose and costs are from $200 to $320 per linear foot (based on the width). The base price only includes the ribs, beams, paneling, flooring, and insulation but it’s a good start for a low price!

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