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Chances are that by now you’ve heard of tiny homes. Back in 2014 though, that was my first introduction to them. Now, it’s apparently become a movement, and I get why.

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Chances are that by now you’ve heard of tiny homes. Back in 2014 though, that was my first introduction to them. Now, it’s apparently become a movement, and I get why.

Just Energy Solar | Solar Power + Tiny Houses

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Two complementary movements are converging all over the country. On one hand, you have more people scaling back their lifestyles, exemplified by the rise of the tiny home, and on the other, you have our population’s growing desire to go “off grid,” for which solar power is the key component. Solar Installations in the US have grown 58% over this time last year:

Code Changes Recommended for Disaster Resilience and a Tiny House Festival

Green Builder Media's August 20, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Building in the High Country Summer at Mariposa Meadows has been interesting, to say the least.

Buttoned-Up Basements A well-waterproofed and insulated basement offers a plethora of benefits, including improved IAQ, occupant health and lower HVAC bills.

Trends Toward Extremes in New Home Sizes Reflect the Economic Realities of U.S. Buyers

The news about home building these days seems conflicted between the ever-growing trend toward tiny house living and the return of the McMansion. But both sync up perfectly with demographic trends.
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A Wall Street Journal blog this week expounded on the fact that the size of new homes sold in the United States just hit its largest median EVER: 2,415 square feet. But the writers quickly add that this figure may be short-lived—a blip in the market as we transition to the age of the millennial, the first-time, middle class buyer, who is expected to boost the market for smaller, first-time homes.

Building Product Transparency Under Scrutiny, Real Good Solar Living, and more

Green Builder Media's March 5, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Diogenes’ Dilemma Known as one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy, the ancient Greek, Diogenes, is best remembered for carrying a lamp in the daytime, claiming to be searching for “an honest man.” What kind of luck would he have in today’s world?

The Phantom Menace-Gadgets, New DOE Standard for Furnaces, and Tiny Houses That Work

Green Builder Media's February 12, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Hot 50 Here Now! Each February, Green Builder Media’s editorial team releases our Hot 50 list, comprised of the greenest, most resource efficient, and advanced building products available on the market today.

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