Sustainability

How to Have a Comfortable, Safe and Affordable Home - Home Style Green Interview

How to Have a Comfortable, Safe and Affordable Home - Home Style Green Interview

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.

What is nZEB and how is it different from Passive House?

What is nZEB and how is it different from Passive House?

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.

How to start living with less in a tiny house?

How to start living with less in a tiny house?

By now we know that monetary things really don’t buy you happiness. Living in a house full of fancy things can be a very empty existence. It’s not what you have that counts, but how you live. Items may have no meaning or personal value even though they are may be expensive. Isn’t it better to own less, but cherish the moment? In today’s day and age, less really is more!

Sustainable house design saves the planet in every way

Sustainable house design saves the planet in every way

We’re all about sustainability here at Park Homes! Our houses are designed to have minimal environmental impact, so our planet can stay beautiful for future generations to come. Depending on your budget, lifestyle and preferences, we can tailor make sustainable features for your home. There are so many sustainable options that could be perfect for your house. Many are included as standard in our designs so aren’t at any extra cost.

How to begin living a sustainable lifestyle in a Park Home?

How to begin living a sustainable lifestyle in a Park Home?

Living sustainably only just starts with your house design! Once you’ve chosen a sustainably designed Park Home, it’s time to practice more ways of sustainable living. There is so much you can do to reduce your impact on the environment—and it’ll save you money too! Here are 15 of our favourite sustainable living tips:

Why sustainable TINY HOMES are the lifestyle of the future and how you can start living it now! – Part 1

Why sustainable TINY HOMES are the lifestyle of the future and how you can start living it now! – Part 1

Sustainability is gaining recognition all over the world because it is becoming abundantly clear that living sustainable lives is something we must do to preserve our qualities of life and of all the lives on this planet.

Are Tiny Houses Sustainable?

The tiny house movement makes homeownership possible for people who couldn't otherwise afford it. It also gets major points for sustainability. Here's why tiny homes and small homes contribute to sustainable living:

Caring For Our Planet: Part 2 - Passive House and Energy Efficiency

Caring For Our Planet: Part 2 - Passive House and Energy Efficiency

This post will touch upon Passive House concepts, the importance of ventilation and heat exchange, and why your windows and doors are one of the most important features of creating a house that saves you money throughout the lifetime of the house.

Caring For Our Planet: Part 1 - Sustainable Building, Sustainable Living

Caring For Our Planet: Part 1 - Sustainable Building, Sustainable Living

This post is Part 1 of a Multi-Part series about creating a more sustainable future. Topics covered in the series are:

  • Sustainable and eco-friendly building options
  • Toxicity in your home and how to reduce it as you build
  • Recycling and reducing waste, both in the building industry and in our personal lives
  • Energy efficiency in your home
  • Living off the grid and more in alignment with our natural environment