This blog post is about the three years I lived outside during the building of our healthy house and some advice I would give others who find themselves in a similar situation. To be clear, our problem solving resulted in more failures than successes, but perhaps I can help direct people away from making some of our mistakes. Continue reading Where Do You Live While Building Your Healthy House?
This post will explore some of the issues you might want to consider in the design of your house, including utilizing passive solar heating, window and door placement for optimal fresh air flow, and keeping potentially challenging spaces like the laundry room walled off from the living space. Continue reading Design Considerations
In Roofing: Part 2 I will explain what we used for roof insulation, recommend some safer caulk options to seal roof vent pipes, and discuss ceiling materials. Continue reading Roofing: Part 2
In Kitchen Cabinets, Part 2, I will explain how to build and attach the cabinet doors, join the cabinets together, and discuss counter top materials. Continue reading Kitchen Cabinets, Part 2
Because kitchen cabinetry is normally made from engineered materials like mdf, plywood, or particleboard, people with chemical sensitivities have to find other solutions that will be safe for them. Continue reading Kitchen Cabinets, Part 1
Roofing for the chemically sensitive poses certain challenges. Continue reading Roofing: Part 1
Pumice-crete is a mix of pumice aggregate (a very porous volcanic rock), portland cement, and water. Continue reading All the Walls of My House are Made of Pumice-crete