Ever thought about building your own home? How would you do it? What would your goals be? When most energy conscious people think about home design the first word that comes to mind is “sensible.” An efficient home shouldn’t have anything unnecessary, or, even worse, wasteful. That’s where the Sensible House Project comes into play.
Here’s the project in the creator’s own words:
The Sensible House Project is about designing and building environmentally friendly homes that move our society toward more sustainable living, without sacrificing how attractive and expensive they are. Its about thinking idealistically, but being pragmatic. Its about understanding human needs and desires, and finding good compromises. Since environmental building is a rapidly changing field, the concept of what a sensible house will change as well. The idea of the Sensible House is be environmental in a way that just about everyone would want, if only they knew it was available and had a chance to experience it.
The site has a lot of great info on it, from green building theory to real examples of “sensible houses.” Go check it out if you’re looking for some inspiration.