Ecovative Mushroom Tiny House

Here’s how it works. Mushroom Insulation grows into wood forms over the course of a few days, forming an airtight seal. It dries over the next month (kind of like how concrete cures) and you are left with an airtight wall that is extremely strong. Best yet, it saves on material costs, as you don’t need any studs in the wall, and it gives you great thermal performance since it’s one continuous insulated wall assembly.” – Mushroom Tiny House

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The Great Insulation Debate

You might be wondering why this topic is of great debate. There is a plethora of insulation options out there. First, it was important for us to settle on an insulation option that was a safe for us. The VOCs emitted from traditional insulation is alarming. We didn’t want to go that route for obvious reasons. The indoor air pollution from certain types of insulation can be detrimental to human health over time and is the cause of things like sick building syndrome.” …Continues

 

Rigid Eco-Foam Where Art Thou

Some exploration into health-friendly and ecological insulation.

“When you think about styrofoam “ecological” is probably not the first word that comes to your mind.  And yet rigid foam panels are an amazingly effective and convenient way to insulate a building and can be especially crucial in areas where insulation will get wet, such as under your slab. So what is the ecological alternative?”

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