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When we face a world that is affected by global warming, many of us turn to green life as a way to reduce our carbon footprint and help heal the earth in any way we can. Finding the right home is a big part of it, because the wrong material can damage the nearby environment, or cause toxic air pollution.
When it comes to log cabins, there is a definite negative connotation. People remember the warnings from decades ago on fallen trees and dangerous chemicals. But times have changed and it is now not only easy to live green in a log cabin, but above all prefabricated huts offer you some fantastic opportunities to do so.
Here are ten ways that you can live green in log cabins, wherever you are.
Way to live green in Prefab Log Cabins
- Look at the chemicals used in dyeing. For many years it was the biggest problem with log cabins. The colorant and sealant used on the wood is incredibly dangerous to the environment and sometimes even bad for the people who live in the home. It is no longer the case and safe, environmentally friendly chemicals have taken place. You can find green products that will keep your log cabin in top shape without hitting Mother Earth. Look for cottages with the green seal stamp.
- Go to log cabins that use recycled timber. The second biggest environmental concern was that log cabins require the harvesting of trees ... many of them. The entire forests have been cleared out in the building's name and it has caused chaos of natural beauty all over the world. Don't be afraid, you can find a ton of recycled timber anywhere from timber to garbage. Many kits and prefabs now use the timber themselves to offer greener putties that do not waste material while being cheaper to produce (and cheaper for the consumer).
- Keep critics out. How can environmental risks for the home in the home be? They are not, in and of themselves. But having to use an exterminator that comes in with dangerous toxins and sprays around can be a serious problem. Not to mention some animals can be disturbed if they become addicted to people for things like shelter and food. Keeping them out from the beginning is always a better idea. Make sure the prefabricator you choose doesn't have any gaps, unusual crawl spaces or easy access inside for anything that isn't supposed to be there.
- Make sure your cabin is properly sealed. Another way that we harm the environment is to use certain resources more than we have to. Perhaps the most common examples of this are heat and air conditioning. It is easy to forget how much we use when turning our climate control in our homes. If nothing else, your invoice will remind you at the end of the month. Make sure your log cabin doesn't have any leaks where the air escapes can really change it.
- Take care of damage quickly. Prefab's log cabins are usually made much stronger than most of their counterparts. Logs are better equipped to handle the elements than plaster and plastic sheet. But damage happens, especially if the cottage has not been restored for a while or if you live in an area that has harder weather at certain seasons. The faster you fix the damage, the less damage it will be. That means less material to fix it.
- Add some enhanced features. Do you want to make your cottage environmentally friendly? It may be worth adding a function or two to do so. For example, are you worried about how much energy you use? Set up some solar panels and start switching to a more green form of fuel. Want to use less water? Go to a prefab with low coil toilets, or add a water tank to the back that catches rainwater. You'd be surprised at how customizable prefabs can be, especially when it comes to green improvements and upgrades.
- Place your cabin in an urban area. It may seem like an odd but hear me. A log cabin doesn't just have to be in the country and with prefabs they can be placed anywhere. By living in a city instead of the country, you can use public transport and reduce your car usage. You can find community gardens and participate in the city's major efforts to reduce harmful environmental habits. Not to mention you can go more, which is good for your health!
- Change household consumer habits. Sometimes it is not our home that sets the standard but the daily choices we make that have the greatest impact on our footprint. Take a look at the items you buy. What's in them? How are they packaged? Are they local or do they need to be imported from elsewhere? Is there a way you can change your buying choices to better reflect your desire to be greener? Even the stores you choose can make a big difference in what is done on our planet, as well as the brands we choose to give our money to. Spend wisely.
- Recycle, recycle, recycle. Of course, recycling is an important part of keeping the world clean. As long as you use recycled timber, why not also go all the way and start recycling products you use in your home? Cans, plastic, even wood from projects or repairs that you take from your cabin can be forwarded. Smaller debris means less in landfill and we can definitely benefit from it.
- Fill your home with used goods. Finally, we have things like furniture and other large ticket items. Buying used is one of the best things you can do for your green life goals. You can even get prefabs previously owned!