Building a home that’s environmentally friendly and comfortable to live in is a delicate balance to achieve. Too often, homeowners and builders view this as a challenge and a black-and-white choice. However, in this dynamic video blog series, you’ll learn that it’s easier and more cost effective than you think.
My name’s Dave Sweet. I’m an eco-friendly homeowner and builder who’s been building his own homes since the 1980s, and I’ve had a great time doing it. Each time I’ve built a home, I’ve tried to include as many environmentally-friendly features as I can. This time, my goal is to use as little energy as possible while maximizing comfort for my wife, my daughters and I.
As the importance of building eco-friendly housing grows across the world, my aim is to demystify the whole home building process and break it down, step by step, so that you can have a better idea of what goes into a project like this - that’s why we chose to document the entire process. From the day I set foot on my piece of raw land until the day we step into our brand new eco-friendly home, you get to be there with me every step of the way.
This blog is about helping each other - whether you’re a homeowner or a contractor in the field. Ask questions, exchange ideas, share resources, and more! I encourage you to be a part of this community, and share your experiences.
In the meantime, enjoy this video blog and all it has to offer!