What do you know about the Transition Town movement that aims to increase self-sufficiency while reducing the effects of climate change, economic instability and peak oil? Transition Town construction came to my attention early in 2017 and resonates with my core values and vision. The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience by Rob Hopkins is a great resource and role model for sustainability. Many people in cities and countries are adopting the mantra to be even more earth friendly, renewable and sustainable creating ecological and economical communities. Transition Town construction is a great decision because if promotes a healthy home, investment and lifestyle enhanced with a higher passion and purpose in mind. The driving force is to build a conscious community that will save energy, money and resources compared to more conventional houses using harmful, synthetic and toxic materials. Embracing the Transition Town movement will reward you with benefits and better quality of life now and in the future.
Time for Transition Town Construction
Transition Town construction is a great solution for the housing needs of a wide variety of people. It combines creative architecture, building and planning to offer healthier homes and sustainable lifestyles. With good designs and mostly local materials more people can enjoy affordable, durable and energy efficient homes. Earth friendly Transition Town construction can help provide quality homes with a lower carbon footprint and price tag compared to the majority of conventional homes.
Transition Town construction focuses on building a comfortable, durable and eco friendly home. Architects, builders, designers and engineers using Computer Automated Design (CAD) will benefit owners with lower energy, maintenance and repair costs. There are many examples of Transition Town construction designed to last for hundreds of years with minimal maintenance. The current global economy, energy issues and environmental concerns are encouraging more people to reduce their carbon footprint and rethink energy efficient home designs. Transition Town construction offers a better alternative to conventional houses while creating the perfect healthy home for your family.
Many people would be better served with Transition Town construction rather than spending a fortune buying a conventional house containing toxic chemicals and materials that will off gas for decades. Many people are sinking deeper in debt with a mega mortgage that create a major drain on their health, money, resources and time. Building an energy efficient Transition Town home is a better option because it requires less fossil fuel resources to provide and efficient and sustainable home to meet a family’s long term needs. Rob wrote Transition Town to help educate, inspire and motivate people to reduce their carbon footprint while enjoying a more sustainable lifestyle.
People are discovering the benefits Transition Town construction offer for less money than other housing options. When we invest the energy, money and time to educate our selves and demand better construction choices we find amazing ideas and options available to us. The last two years of research and travel for better earth friendly construction practices has helped me gain great ideas, insights and inspiration for developing our Belize Eco Village.
Transition to Transition Town Construction
As more people investigate, learn and research sustainable energy and lifestyles, Transition Town construction shines as a wise choice. More are being built and remodeled in sustainable communities as the benefits becomes better known. The benefits of building and living in a Transition Town rather than conventional town will positively impact ones finances, health and lifestyle. The benefits of Transition Towns to help supply the growing global demand for healthy homes includes:
- Affordable, natural and renewable materials create beautiful healthy homes and great investments.
- Ability to design businesses, communities and homes to be ultra efficient and sustainable.
- Using local, natural and plentiful building materials is less disruptive to the ecosystem.
- Transition Towns include a wide variety of smart building concepts, designs and features.
- Using local clay, earth, hemp, lime, sand, rock and stone is earth friendly and sustainable.
- Using natural and non toxic building materials create healthy homes.
- Building and designing communities to reduce energy use and transportation costs is good for business, people and planet.
- Maximum benefits with minimum effort results from using effective, efficient and sustainable community systems.
Potential concerns and considerations with Transition Town construction include: building codes, city planning, quality control, septic systems, waste water issues, weather and zoning restrictions.
The best way to get educated and excited about Transition Town construction is to hear Rob Hopkins at a TED Talk offer a wealth of information for people looking to transition to a smaller carbon footprint and sustainable lifestyle. Transition Network has a wealth of information on how Transition Town construction works. Rob Hopkins is a fellow of the Post Carbon institute. Transition US has interesting articles about building better communities.
Our blog shares simple strategies to help people embrace earth friendly ideas like Transition Town construction to help provide quality housing for people and the planet. As we discover the real long term cost for conventional houses built with harmful materials we realize the urgency to embrace more transition town construction to provide affordable, durable and energy efficient housing for more 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 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 and sustainable transition town 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 a better eco community.
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 Transition Town construction could provide a healthy home that offers great long term value. A small investment of energy, money and time will help you learn about the Transition Town benefits. Are ecological, environmental and sustainable living appealing enough to check out Transition Town 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 earth friendly construction for a healthy home 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, detox and down size to a Transition Town home that is modern, modular and more sustainable?
Call to Action
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