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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi


These homes and communities are wonderful examples of how we can all make choices in our lives that respects ourselves, others, and nature. These homes are environmentally friendly and non-toxic alternatives to traditional buildings. If you know of any other sites that have Eco Homes that are not listed here, please let us know. Or, if you have pictures of a room or home that you have made environmentally friendly, please send us a picture and we will add it to the gallery. You can also mail us pictures to: EcoChoices Pictures, PO Box 1491, Glendora, CA 91740. (If you mail us a picture, please send us pictures that you don't need. We keep them in case we need to rescan them. Thanks!)

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Pictures from the EcoHome Tour by the Eco Home Network (California, Oct 97)
Solar Electrical Systems
An EcoHome by architect Jim Logan.
 EcoHomes Pictures from around the net.
Aquaterra
Building With Awareness. Devoted to the aesthetic and environmental aspects of sustainable building materials. Its purpose is to inspire the viewer. The featured home has been on the Albuquerque, NM, Green Building Tour for the past two years. Some of its features are a small size, straw bale and adobe construction, passive solar design, interior and exterior mud plaster, 100% photovoltaic powered, and a rain water cistern to supply water for the toilet, the washing machine, and garden. The home puts aesthetics at an equal standing with sustainability.
BC Mountain Homes - Makes small homes
Canelo Project
Cob Buildings
Davis Caves
Earth Ship
EcoHomes by Beaveridge Contracting
An EcoHome designed by John Hernikl.
FACE
Living Architecture
Monolithic Dome Institute Gallery
Natural light and solar comfort architecture
Not So Big House
Our Cool House.Passive Solar, Geothermally heated/cooled home in western Maryland. Home of Phil & Lisa Malone.
Primatempra
Pumice-Crete
Restoration of an Adobe House in La Florida
RuralGay
Sierra Hot Springs Community
The Tsui House
Tsui Design & Research Inc.
The Wilson Home
Ventura-Gutek ICF Home.  A  2 storey ICF home in central Tennessee that will include ICF inner walls, a poured concrete second floor, and a 3/12 ICF roof. I have made a web page that is following the construction. Energy efficient and weather-safe house.
Village Habitat Design - Award-winning architecture and planning firm with a 30 year family history of conservation design.
The Yellow House. Conversion of a 1930's home into an ecohome.
  Articles
Energy-Efficient Home Saves Aspen Man Big Bucks
 EcoVillages
EcoVillage of Ithica
Earth Renewal Shelter - North Carolina
Intentional Communities
Sustainable Communities - Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives, New Mexico Branch
  Builders
Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility. Educating design professionals and the public about critical social and environmental issues.
 
Beaverridge Contracting. Design and build using ecologically friendly building materials and construction methods.  Arts & Crafts Style or sometimes called "Craftsman Style" homes with a method and philosophy of building with a focus on beauty, simplicity and function.  Homes, cabinetry and furniture are hand-crafted with carefully selected natural building materials.  Timber frame/ post and beam style homes are designed to last at least six times longer than the average home. 
 
Builders - Earth, Mudbrick, Adobe, Cob List of builders in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
 
E2. John Picard
 
Living Architecture is committed to an architecture that fully nurtures the complete human being...body, mind, and spirit by working with the laws of nature.
 
Kraus Fitch Architects. Ecologically sound and socially responsible design firm.
 
TSUI Design and Research, Inc.
 
Village Habitat Design Firm US architecture and planning firm with a 30 year family history of conservation design.
 
William McDonough & Partners (Large Projects) Although we excel according to traditional design criteria of aesthetics, performance, and cost, we add to them concern for ecological intelligence and social justice. We see these issues as sources of innovative design solutions and new measures of quality.
 Green Building Resources
Advanced Buildings Environmentally responsible building resources.
 
he Big Fringe Alternative housing- cordwood construction and renewable energy.
 
Building Environmental Science and Technology. Technical support for  the home building industry, non-governmental organizations and State and Federal agencies to enhance energy efficiency, environmental performance of building and remodeling projects, boost indoor environmental quality, and to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy sources.
 
Building Green - Environmental Building News. Practical information on a wide range of topics related to sustainable building - from renewable energy and recycled-content materials to land-use planning and indoor air quality.
Center of Excellence For Sustainable Development: Green Homes Department of Energy Site.
 
Cob and Natural Building Links
 
Cob Email List-Server
 
Comfortwise. homes are designed and built for energy efficiency and have been independently inspected for quality. (Edison)
 
Cool Flat Roof, Connecticut roofing contractor installs Green and Solar BI-PV cool flat roofs manufactured by IB Roofs. Commercial, Residential and Restaurant flat roofing installation, flat roof repair and maintenance. Roof-Top Garden Design. We have online Roofing Cost Estimator, Solar Roof price guide and rebates, and rubber roof repair guide.
 
Cordwood masonry/Stackwall
 
Earthship Landing: The Alternative Way of Building information on Earthships.
 
Environmental Building and Design Numerous resources on sustainable building and supplies.
 
Environmental Building News Newsletter.
 
Global EcoVillage Network
 
Green Builders Sourcebook
 
Green Building Information Council, Canada. Disseminates information about energy and environmental issues in the building sector.

GreenSpec - The Environmental Building News Product Directory 
 
Introduction to Permaculture: Concepts and Resources
 
Natural Dynamics
Oikos News, information and products related to green building.
Permaculture and Sustainable Living and Livelihood
 
Pressure Treated Wood - Arsenic
 
PVC Alternative Database - Build a building or home that is less toxic by using alternatives to PVC's.
Rammed Earth Links Rammed earth homes, builders, products, books, articles, and videos.
 
Renewable Energy Resources discussion & educational resource for renewable, sustainable home built energy production. A do-it-yourself guide for building your own Solar, PV, Hydro, Biofuel (Biodiesel, Ethanol, Etc.) Steam, and other Renewable Energy Solutions.
 
Straw & Stucco
 
Straw Bale Construction SB Wall
 
Sun Angle A shareware Javascript program that calculates solar angles based on location, date, and time.
Sustainable Building Sourcebook

 

 Green Lending
Green Lender. Loan program designed especially to provide market rate financing for cutting-edge environmental homes, communities and other alternative mortgage needs.
 
Mortgage Pros, Inc. Green lending specialist. Paul A. McCutchen. 4202 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite 209, Austin, TX 78759. 888-866-7767. Financing for new and existing green homes. greenloans@mindspring.com 
 Organizations
Austin Sustainable Building Coalition
The Cohousing Network Information on cohousing.
 
Earth Craft House Atlanta home builders.
Earthwood Building School Books, workshops, and links.
 
EcoHome Network
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network Government agency developing and deploying efficient and clean energy technologies that meet the nation's energy needs, enhance the environment and strengthen national competitiveness.
Energy Efficient Building Association A nonprofit organization that promotes the awareness, education and development of energy efficient, environmentally responsible buildings and communities.
Energy Star Homes
Florida Green Building Coalition
Florida Solar Energy Center
 
Good Wood Publication Sources of sustainably harvested wood in the United States.
Green Building Information Council (Canada)
Green Building Professionals Search Green building professionals by city, state, province, or country.
 
Green Builder Program The city of Austin, Texas program to encourage using energy efficient, environmentally friendly building materials.
Green Design  Designing and building a green home resources.
 
Gridwatch Lists suppliers and manufactures of consumer products for PV and wind energy.
 
Healthy Homes Institute
IronStraw Group Community based building of affordable straw bale homes.
Indoor Air Diagnostics
 
The Last Straw Resources in straw bale building.
 
Masonry Heater Association of North America Information on basic concepts and design of masonry stoves.
 
Masonry Heaters Gallery
National Association of Home Builders Their catalog has a wide range of environmental publications and green building products, including health, safety, and environmental wellbeing of all people.
 
National Safety Council's Sick Building Syndrome Site A nonprofit, non-governmental, international public service organization dedicated to improving the safety, health and environmental well-being of all people. Info on Sick Building Syndrome.
Natural Building Resources Alternative building resources.
 
Oasis Design Information on gray water systems
 
Passive Solar Industries Council  Links to government and nonprofit organizations involved in energy-efficient building and renewable energy.
 
Potomac Region Solar Energy Association (PRSEA). Potomac, Maryland. Annual tour of Solar Homes in October
 
Solar Survival Architecture Created by the inventors of the earthship
 
Straw Bale Construction Links
 
Sustainable Construction Techniques Information on solar heating, xeriscaping, rammed earth, straw bale, and permaculture.
 
U.S. Department of Energy's Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
A great place to learn about sustainable development and what communities are doing to promote it.
 
US Green Building Council A coalition of more than 400 international organizations seeking to accelerate the adoption of green building practices, technologies, policies and standards.
US Environmental Protection Agency

 Green Living Rentals & Roommates
EcoRoommates - find a place to share with other people that try to live in an environmentally friendly way and/or are vegetarians.
 Shopping For Green Building Products
Alternative Energy Systems Company
This company offers a wide range of products and services for those interested in different forms of Renewable energy.
Building for Health Materials Center
Sells healthy, environmentally sound building products.
Mr. Solar
Loads of information on solar, wind, and small scale hydropower, including several on-line courses, articles on renewable energy, an on-line catalog, and more.
Solar On Sale. Shop
Sustainable Sources Real Estate Listings



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