2 NGO’s and a Peasant Meeting

Last week we met with two inspiring organizations with whom we hope to collaborate in the process of creating our home here in Romania. Habitat for Humanity Cluj The first meeting with with Habitat for Humanity Cluj (English website, Romanian website) who’s mission is to provide decent housing where currently housing conditions are very poor. […]

Where to Place a House?

So you purchased some land and you are wondering where and in which direction to place your home? We currently know of three considerations which pretty much answer this question: We sleep with our heads in the east and our feet in the west. We’d like to benefit from passive-solar heat – which means most […]

Look Out Romania – Here Come’s Hemp

We aren’t the only ones trying to do this … as I write these words Andreea is making calls … this is so happening 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxQZ41-I1tk … this is Teodor Pop of Lux Perennial … which are associated with Hemp Technologies USA … which are associated with Lime Technologies UK.

What does Ecological mean in Romania?

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Modece Architects

It’s been over a week that I’ve had the website for Modece Architects open in my browser. I really enjoyed the website – it feels like an authentically green site – one that actually walks the walk. Particularly I’ve browsed back and forth endlessly in the sustainable-construction gallery which has been quite an eye opener. […]

House Heating Requirements (revisited)

IMPORTANT: this note was added after the post was published but seemed important enough to be inserted at the beginning of the post. I am just now realizing that my perception of heating requirements are based on experience of poorly insulated homes. This is why I expect stoves to be lit numerous times a day. […]

Passivhaus

Introduction Passivhaus is one of the terms out there in eco-green-sustaintable building land. It may look like its spelled wrong but that’s because its originally from Germany. It represents a very strict and high standard of energy efficiency in a building. It isn’t (yet) an official requirement or standard but it is gathering momentum as […]