Build tiny, build green.
It makes sense that many who want to build a Four Lights Tiny House want to make it as eco-friendly as they can. After all, if you are going to reduce you footprint, you might as well make it as green as possible, right? What can you do to accomplish that when building your very own tiny home? Here are a list of options that can help:
- Use recycled materials. Many have discovered that places like Craigslist can be a great resource for finding just about anything you’ll need in your build. We found a few of our trailers on Craigslist for a substantial discount. Doors, windows, toilets and more can also be obtained by searching through your city’s Craigslist. Another great resource are new construction sites. Be sure to ask permission from the foreman of the site before swiping that tempting timber. Some areas even have centers where you can find recycled materials, like this one in Petaluma, CA.
- Use as many earth friendly products in your build as you can. For instance, Jay likes to use beeswax to polish up his floors and walls vs. more toxic forms of protection. With so many eco-friendly options out there, you can find a green replacement for almost every item you’ll use in your build. Don’t be afraid of that composting toilet, either. It’s your friend!
- Go solar. Solar is a great alternative to traditional energy sources. There are some great products out there that are both economical and portable.
Do you have any suggestions for building with sustainability in mind? Let us know in the comments. I would love to put together a resources page, so feel free to share any local or regional resources.