The world is buzzing with news about climate change and health threats, but in these hard times one of the main problems remain pollution and efficient recycling. We live in a society where people are working day and night to find new renewable sources of energy as well as build using recyclable materials.
The home-building industry is one of the first ones to start using new and experimental materials when thinking about our future homes, and it seems that some of the options for a futuristic home are already here.
These new homes are perfect for DIY-ers around the world who prefer building their own place, at a cheaper cost, some place far away from the noisy concrete jungle.
The eco-friendly cabins we are going to present below have one main ingredient – aircrete. It is a foaming agent which suspends small air bubbles in the cement mixture. The best part about this ingredient is that it is cheap, and easily obtainable in large doses. In addition, just like regular concrete, aircrete has high compressive strength and doubles as an insulator, meaning that your home will be cooler during summer and warmer during winter.
Many people around the world have started building their own aircrete houses, including the famous traveler, photographer and musician Steve Areen, who proudly presented his home which he built for roughly $9,000.
Feel free to take a peek at these beautifully designed eco-homes, and share your thoughts on them below.
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