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When it comes to building, a wood cabin is one of the best eco building options you have. Eco-building takes into account the building materials that are used to build your wood cabin, along with the environment that surrounds your cabin building. There is plenty to learn about wood cabins and eco-building, and the more you know, the more you can incorporate it into your home design. Abundant Edge is a group of builders, artisans and designers, who are committed to creating a regenerative future through their crafts, and there is so much you can learn about eco-building through this dynamic team.

Abundant Edge is a company that specializes in building and designing homes that work with the environment and use aspects of the environment. To them, having a shelter is a crucial aspect of living, especially if a person lives in an environment with extreme weather or very hot or very cold temperatures. This is by the Rule of Three which indicates that a human can survive only 3 hours without shelter, while they can live three days without water or 30 days without food. This might seem like a shocking concept to many that shelter is more important than food or water, but it is dependent on the climate and environment rather than being a constant. Abundant Edge’s building methods are more environmentally friendly than other forms of house construction, which is essential since the population is only estimated to grow leading to more home construction and more environmental impact. Abundant Edge’s combined focus on the need of a home as well as the need of a healthy environment informs all of their design standards which will help create a regenerative lifestyle.

According to Abundant Edge and their research, traditional home construction contributes to a combination of climate change, air and water pollution, and addition to landfills where the disposables won’t deteriorate. A lot of these issues are derived from the fact that home constructions require the production of different materials to complete the build, such as steel, aluminum and concrete, and the production of these generate high amounts of Co2. There is also plenty of waste involved in the usual home construction, with the U.S. construction industry being responsible 25% of all non-industrial waste generated each year in the United States. In contrast, Abundant Edge’s idea is that homes should impact the environment positively, use the environment and save money. The result is a home that energy and resources are used the most efficiently and effectively, rather than a home which uses and wastes energy through heating and cooling or washing.

When Abundant Edge builds a home for a client, they go through a design process that is dependent on the land and climate of the home. The land is analyzed for how it is laid out and how it slopes. The access points to the land are assessed, and even the possibility of natural disasters is taken into account which would influence the build on the home. Once the building site is analyzed, Abundant Edge moves on to determining the possible materials for the build. They will consider using materials that are already on the land, such as clay, grasses, and stones, or they will look locally in the community, landfills or dumpsters for perfectly good building materials they can recycle. This would serve two purposes by recycling something that would have been thrown away and also save the client money. Abundant Edge will provide several services to their clients, whether it is simply consulting on a project for someone building their own home or building the home itself. They can also help with assessing the materials on site to see what would be suitable to use in the build, or budgeting or costing the project. **

Abundant Edge will provide several services to their clients, whether it is simply consulting on a project for someone building their own home or building the home itself. They can also help with assessing the materials on site to see what would be suitable to use in the build, or budgeting or costing the project.

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