This past Easter we had a chat with Matthew Cutler-Welsh from Home Style Green. Take a look inside to read about sustainable living and listen to the podcast interview.
Don’t you just love that feeling when you’re on holidays away from your busy everyday life and you have the chance to go out somewhere that feels off the grid? It’s a feeling of serenity, relaxation and independence. It’s so important for our happiness to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But what if that feeling could be more than just a holiday feeling? How can you live your life off the grid?
With the cold weather starting to roll in, it’s time to talk about HEATING. The great thing about choosing a Park Homes house is we design our homes with superior insulation so heating is easy and efficient! It’s all about quality when it comes to heating a home. Our homes all come with Passive House approved ventilation systems, guaranteeing 85% or more energy efficiency. That's over 20% more efficiency than most other systems.
Who says sustainability is boring?? Living a more sustainable lifestyle doesn’t mean cutting out fun and easy ways to live. There are simple things you can change to reduce your environmental footprint -- and it can be fun! Take our top 15 tips as a good base to make small changes and live a little bit greener and funnier.
Tiny homes are trending across the globe!! And it’s no surprise. Tiny homes are not only environmentally and economically friendly, they create easy and comfortable lifestyles and are the perfect fit for most standard families and singles. People around the world are turning to smaller living, and they’re doing it in the most creative ways. We’ve done our research and found 5 amazing tiny homes anyone would envy. We’d live in any of these houses over a giant mansion any day! Which one’s your favourite?
Did you catch the article in Business South about our thriving small business? We’re so excited about it! It’s all about who we are and what we stand for. It’s amazing to get recognised for leading the way in sustainable building design as well as being a great, growing family business. Huge thanks to Business South and writer Russell Fredric for taking the time to single out our business.
Never heard of nZEB? If you follow our passive house posts, you probably know more than you think.
The International Passive House Association defines nZEB as nearly-Zero Energy Building. nZEB buildings are cost-effective, energy-efficient designs that rely on renewable energy sources. They have a huge focus on sustainability, so naturally nZEB goes hand-in-hand with passive houses.
You might be wondering why you should opt for small living when you could live somewhere big and spacious? Well, it’s not just a better economic move because living in a tiny house is far cheaper than traditional housing, but it also has positive benefits on your mental wellbeing and helps the environment!