Friday, May 29, 2009

The Bowen Island Eco-Shed

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to stay at the Eco-Shed on Bowen Island. The Eco-Shed was created by author James Glave with sustainability in mind. James Glave chronicles his journey toward building the Eco-Shed in his book Almost Green. The book discusses his challenges, skepticism and learnings of the project

Some of the sustainability features the shed boasts include a passive solar design, ventilation system for outside air, better-than-code insulation, electrically-fired hot water on demand, reclaimed or certified lumber, rainwater harvesting and a dual-flush toilet.

Overall the eco-shed provides a fantastic place to unwind and learn about one person's journey towards building sustainably.

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