Building for today’s climate
As the United States faces the worst housing and financial crisis of its history, natural built homes offer sensible solutions as the modern day response to the inherent drawbacks of conventional home construction. An overwhelming response to these challenges is homeowners choosing smaller, more energy efficient homes that respond to financial and environmental pressures of today. Forward thinking builders and designers have successfully built beautiful, efficient natural homes with an important personal appeal to the client. All this with careful consideration of the impact of construction on the earth and its resources. Where the conventional building paradigm adds complex rooflines and ornate trim to draw attention to the architecture, natural homes excel at a more personal and nuanced aesthetic.
The economic climate of yesterday produced quickly built homes designed for a fast investment return, certainly not longevity or long lasting quality. Today, natural built homes respond with a long term solution – a comfortable, healthy, functional, efficient and environmentally benign home for years to come.
Accessibility to modern building technologies and freedom from conventional design in the first development stages of natural building was a visceral response to changing energy and economic resources. This more intuitive and non-linear approach to home building explores new lines and shapes in architecture. New systems of non-traditional heating and cooling, rainwater harvesting, and active/passive system design have proven to be of great appeal to the modern owner/builder. The popularity of natural building continues to grow and expand our archives of new information for a stronger foundation of knowledge. GreenSpace Collaborative is proud to work at the frontline of this vibrant movement building for a new world.