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Be Healthy With An EcoNest

Be Healthy With An EcoNest

A bird builds its nest using the materials at hand to create a perfect shelter for its bioregion. It doesn’t fly to the next state for twigs nor does it build a home that is bigger than it needs. You can create many aspects of a human econest for good health and ecological balance without building from scratch, by implementing these seven design features:

Seven EcoNest Features

Beyond creating a healthy wall system with straw and clay, and choosing safe materials, there are several design features that help to promote health and that are incorporated into econest design. These include:

1. Separate the living space from car fumes.

2. Create a space to take shoes off at the front door.

3. Include accessible and appealing outdoor spaces to facilitate a connection with nature and its rhythms.

4. Provide proper ventilation.

5. Plan and design a house layout for safe electrical installation.

6. Include drains where a water source might leak and cause damage.

7. Separate the living space from by-products of combustion.

Read more: Home, Health & Safety, Household Hints, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, , ,

Adapted from Econest, by Paula Baker-Laporte et al (Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Paula Baker-Laporte et al. Reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith, Publisher.
Adapted from Econest, by Paula Baker-Laporte et al (Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2005).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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9:25AM PDT on May 14, 2013

Thank you.

5:26PM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

Thanks.

5:26PM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

Thanks for the post.

7:50AM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

thanks

10:23AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

Good ideas, thx!

11:09AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Interesting way to think about space.

9:48AM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Definitely important things to keep in mind. Thanks.

9:24PM PST on Dec 28, 2011

These are all common sense but it is so strange how many people don't even think of these things when buying or building.

12:42AM PST on Mar 10, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:02AM PST on Feb 23, 2010

thank you

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