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Peak Moment 230: An Eco-Sense House – Natural Building, Natural Living

The Eco-Sense House is alive! From dream (see episode 103) to reality. Its curving cob walls embrace Ann and Gord Baird’s three-generation family. A living roof offers summer cooling and filters winter rains stored for garden water. The composting toilet provides rich soil for the veggie gardens, which supply much of the family’s food. This “net zero energy” house uses the sun for electricity, hot water, and warm floors. Tour this small-footprint house, designed as part of the ecosystem surrounding it. Episode 230. []

2 Comments on "Peak Moment 230: An Eco-Sense House – Natural Building, Natural Living"

  1. Norm on Fri, 29th Mar 2013 3:52 pm 

    Some kind of ‘visionary’ problem on whoever made the movie. 34 minute of people sitting on a couch? Don’t show me the house in the first place? Film making 101, you don’t have automatic rights to 34 minutes of the viewer’s time. You have to draw the viewer in, with something interesting. They didn’t do that. Where is the outside picture of the house? Didn’t really notice that. More than 10 minutes time and the viewer may become disinterested in a small film like this. So maybe they should learn the basics before picking up the camera?

  2. BillT on Sat, 30th Mar 2013 2:56 am 

    Nobody wants to watch a conversation that is not showing what you really want to know. What does it look like? How was it built? (videos of the steps during construction) How goes the utilities work? What is the expected life of the methods/materials? Cost? Time to build? Codes? Etc. I started to watch and never got to the 10 minute period. I jumped through it after that and didn’t see/hear anything worth 44 minutes of my life. As Norm said, poor film design and use.

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