Building a home using one of the many sustainable housing construction methods can forever eliminate the stress associated with expensive bills and fragile energy, water and food production systems.

An example of conventional housing NOT sustainable housing

An example of modern 'cookie cutter' conventional housing

Houses today are constructed using the least efficient methods with the cheapest possible materials by people who don't care about the end result.  Despite this, these homes are unbelievably expensive to buy and maintain.  And ironically, most of us spend most of our time outside of our homes at jobs so that we can earn enough money to maintain our expensive and inefficient homes.

Disadvantages of Conventional Housing

Some of the primary disadvantages of conventionally-built homes include:

  • Expensive to build
  • Expensive to maintain
  • Energy inefficient

As a result of these massive shortcomings, conventionally-built homes benefit practically everybody but the people living in them.  Their expensive construction costs benefit building companies.  Their frequent maintenance benefits companies supplying parts and service technicians.  Their thermal inefficiencies benefit companies providing natural gas and electricity.

In the end, home builders, service technicians, and electricity providers earn massive revenue while the customer receives a home that will not even prevent them from freezing to death in the event of a power outage in the middle of winter.

Thankfully, living this insanity becomes unnecessary once you learn about the many alternative sustainable housing options.

Advantages of Sustainable Housing

Did you know that it is possible to build your own home, with little skill and without going into debt?

People have been building their own homes for thousands of years using a number of principles that produce a far better quality of life than the conventional homes of today.  Some of the benefits of building using alternative architectural methods can include:

  • No monthly bills
  • No heating bills
  • No water bills
  • Self-Heating and Cooling
  • Produce their own electricity
  • Food production inside the home

Sustainable Housing Alternatives