What do you know about bamboo construction and its many benefits? Bamboo construction has evolved over thousands of years and offers an affordable, ecological and practical choice for someone interested in building a sustainable home. Bamboo construction can be a good decision for your health, investment and lifestyle in the right location and this post will help you learn about its benefits and if it may be right for you. It is a very effective and efficient means for building a home that can save money, resources and time compared to more conventional houses using synthetic and toxic materials. You may be asking what is bamboo construction and what benefits does it offer so further reading will outline the basics and benefits of why it provides more ecological and economical living space.

Bamboo StructureBamboo construction is typically a combination of bamboo with natural cement, clay, lime, mortar, rock, stone and wood. These materials are the basic building blocks found in many countries around the world. Bamboo construction normally uses local materials making them very affordable, durable and practical solutions for home building. They can conserve energy, materials and resources by using the natural and renewable resources found in locally. Bamboo construction by design can be a fairly easy process with the normal costs for labor and material. Well built and designed Bamboo construction is often built off grid and in remote areas to provide a cost and energy efficient home and lifestyle.

Better with Bamboo Construction

Bamboo construction can be a great solution for the housing needs of a wide variety of people. Bamboo construction can combine clever architecture and creative planning for houses that can offer a more efficient and simpler lifestyle. With a good design and mostly local materials  you can enjoy the benefits of an affordable, durable, energy efficient and sustainable home for a healthy and simple lifestyle. Eco friendly bamboo construction can help provide quality accommodations with a lower carbon footprint and price tag compared to modern homes.

Bamboo offers an earth friendly construction method that is easy and fast to build and provide a comfortable, durable and eco friendly home. Bamboo construction can withstand a wide variety of climates and conditions when properly designed, maintained and well built. Creative bamboo construction designs can offer a wide selection of safe, strong and sustainable designs. Creative  architects, designers and engineers using Computer Automated Design (CAD), combined with modern bamboo manufacturing facilities can design innovative bamboo construction projects.    Bamboo construction offers eco friendly choices that may contain less toxins than most conventional modern homes. There are many examples of well built and designed bamboo construction that has lasted for 100+ years of practical use with minimal maintenance and upkeep in many Asian countries. I visited a beautiful bamboo house in Belize several years ago that survived a tropical storm in August 2016. The current global economy, energy issues and environmental concerns are encouraging more people to reduce their carbon footprint and rethink energy efficient home designs, ideas and options. Bamboo construction offers a better alternative to many conventional houses built with harmful materials. Maybe building one is the perfect habitat and healthy home for you and your family.

Decorative BambooMany people could be better off with bamboo construction they build themselves rather than spending a fortune buying a conventional house containing lots of toxic chemicals and materials that will off gas for decades. Many people are going deep in debt with a big 30 year mortgage and payments. It is often a major drain on your health, money, resources and work time to buy or rent a conventional house or mobile home due to the frequent lower quality of materials and workmanship used to built it. Building or buying bamboo construction can offer you a better option since it requires less fossil fuel resources to provide more cost and energy efficient features for cooling, heating and insulation. It offers an affordable, durable, eco friendly, efficient, functional and sustainable home that can meet a family’s  long term needs. This information is intended to help educate, inspire and motivate people to look at masonry construction that can be a cost effective way to minimize their carbon footprint with a more sustainable lifestyle.

Many smart people are waking up to discover that Bamboo construction combined with cob construction offers better building choices for a healthy home. When we invest the energy, money and time to educate our selves and demand better construction choices we find some amazing new ideas and options available. The last two years of research and travel for better eco friendly construction practices has helped me gain great ideas, insights and inspiration  for developing and designing healthy homes for our Belize Eco Village.

Benefits of Bamboo Construction

Bamboo PlantsAs more people investigate, learn and research about saving energy, simpler lifestyle, sustainable solutions and transition towns the idea of using Bamboo construction is an obvious choice. As more people embrace permaculture principles, sustainable living and transition towns we will see more bamboo construction in eco friendly, master planned and sustainable communities. As more people understand the benefits of building and living in well designed masonry homes they will discover the benefits over conventional homes that can negatively impact their finances, health and lifestyle. Bamboo construction can offer better buildings to help provide the growing global need for affordable healthy homes. Bamboo construction benefits include:

  • Bamboo is a natural and renewable materials which offers earth friendly construction.
  • It is affordable and renewable. Bamboo grows quickly and is very strong so it provides a durable and renewable building material.
  • It can be designed to build many different floor plans. Modern bamboo factories can cut, glue and mold it for many uses.
  • Bamboo can be used for a variety of unique building designs and features.
  • Bamboo construction with local materials like cement, clay, lime, sand, rock, stone and wood is eco friendly and sustainable. Combining bamboo and cob can produce a very healthy home.
  • Flexible designs and shapes offer attractive sustainable dwellings. Bamboo is made into beams, ceilings, floors, furniture, panels and walls.
  • Bamboo is a natural and non toxic building material for healthy homes which are beneficial for people with chemical sensitivities.
  • Bamboo construction is best suited for tropical and temperate zones where it grows naturally.
  • Bamboo offers renewable and sustainable building material for a wide variety of external and internal home uses. Bamboo is made into fabric.
  • Transportation costs are reduced when using local bamboo, clay, rock, sand, stone and wood for construction.
  • Potential concerns and considerations with bamboo construction include: building codes, bugs, city planning, pests, quality control, septic systems, waste water issues, weather and zoning restrictions.

The best way to get educated and excited about bamboo construction is to learn directly from the experts. Bamboo Living offers a wealth of information on bamboo construction as a viable option for many eco minded people looking to transition to a smaller carbon footprint and sustainable lifestyle. Building Green offers a wealth of information on bamboo construction. Green Build shares a wealth of information on bamboo construction and design that is impressive and inspiring.

Our blog shares simple strategies to help people embrace conservation construction ideas on how to build earth friendly healthy homes for people around the planet. As we discover the real long term cost for conventional houses built with harmful materials we realize the urgency to embrace more bamboo construction in many other countries. Bamboo construction can provide affordable, durable and energy efficient housing which may be a great option for many people.

Healthy Habits & Habitats

In 2017 Morningstar NEWS will focus 50% on Healthy Habits and 50% on Healthy Habitats and Sustainable Systems. As we research and role model proven principles for our future Belize Eco Village and wellness center we are eager to share the wisdom we find. Our vision is attracting a wide variety of conscious and passionate people to help design, develop, build and live in our eco friendly, healthy, sustainable transition community. Being healthy as we invest, live, retire, travel, visit and work results from a happy, healthy and heavenly lifestyle. We invite ideas, insights and inspiration to help us focus our planning and progress. Sharing solutions, strategies, suggestions and systems will help all of us design and develop better eco communities.

Where is Your Gap?

What actions, behaviors, beliefs and decisions regarding your habits and habitats are impacting your happiness and health? What will it take to make better choices to avoid the health hazards of unhealthy homes?  Investing in bamboo construction could provide a healthy habitat that offers great flexibility and value.    Your investment of energy, money and time will help you understand the incentive to investigate the benefits of owning a hemp house. Does supporting an  ecological environment and sustainable standard of living sound appealing enough to check out bamboo construction?

Mastery Action Plan (MAP)

Our daily habits and habitats impact our happiness and health. There is a wealth of wisdom showing the benefits of building eco friendly adobe construction as a healthy habitat and wise choice.  What are you willing to do to provide more sustainable housing choices? Creating a healthy habitat code of conduct and mastery action plan will enhance the quality of life now and in the future. We cannot sustain our happiness and health without healthy changes and choices. Are you ready to de-clutter and down size in order to build with bamboo construction that is modern, modular and more sustainable?

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