027 // Choosing the Land, Orientation and Construction Type for Building Your Wellness Home

Welcome to September, where I'm happy to report that it is now acceptable to consume Fall flavored treats.  (I always miss CO the most this time of year since I no longer have access to my beloved Hey Pumpkin from DBC.)

This time of year is the perfect time to begin planning your new build or renovation project.  In many areas of the country (the cold, snowy areas) it's not ideal to start construction work during the winter.  

Which is why fall and winter are the best seasons to be designing your future home so your plans are ready to go for spring construction to begin.

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To help you get started on designing your own sustainable wellness home (renovation or new build), I'm doing a 4-part podcast series focusing on all the components of a Wellness Home.

This week kicks off the series with giving you pointers on where to begin the design process.

Listen and Subscribe here:

What You'll Discover:

  • How the location of your property can affect your health and the planet
  • What to avoid when choosing a property
  • Why it is crucial to get the orientation of your home right, and the best way to do it
  • Multiple sustainable and healthy home construction techniques
  • Healthy and durable construction materials

Daylighting and Orientation:

Here's the image I mentioned in the episode.  The room on the left is facing south, and the room on the right is facing north.  There is one window in each room.  Each window is the same size: two feet wide by 4 feet tall.

What a difference, right?!

This is why understanding orientation and room placement is so important!

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Curious about what the process looks like when planning a wellness home or renovation?  Learn the step by step process here.

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