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    Dylan Crosbie, BSc.Arch May 5, 2022 at 10:08 am

    Hi Terces,

    Unfortunately, the image is only a rendering of a passive home. It wasn’t built.
    I’ve tried to find the architects for that render, but since the image is a stock photo, I wasn’t very successful.

    Would you be interested in an article highlighting different passive home designs with links and more information to them?

    Best regards

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    Dylan Crosbie, BSc.Arch Mar 31, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Hi Josef,
    I’m glad you enjoyed the article!

    It’s always advised to separate the different systems. Not only would the greywater contaminate the rainwater, but there are different legal requirements for each system.
    If you live in the U.S.A, you can check out our rainwater laws article. If not, it’s best to contact your local municipality to see what laws and regulations are in place for both rainwater and greywater.
    It really depends on your budget and what you plan on using the water for. Greywater systems can be more expensive due to the filters required.
    If you’d like to find out more about rainwater systems to see if they fit your planned project, you can check out our rainwater system article.
    I hope this helps.

    Best regards
    Dylan

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    Dylan Crosbie, BSc.Arch Feb 16, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Claire,
    Thanks for reaching out!

    Unfortunately we can’t give a concrete answer on how much an earth home would cost.
    The price of building an earth home will vary depending on your location and the design.
    Some factors include:
    – How much excavation will you need?
    – What materials are your using?
    – How are you allowing light into your home?

    The best way to get an accurate price would be to contact a pre-fab earth home manufacturer or speaking to a local architect.

    I wish you luck with building a new home!

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