<![CDATA[BSNconnect - HOME]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:04:00 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[The Tiny Home & Sustainable Living Movements are here to stay, now it's time for Sustainable Building!]]>Sun, 28 May 2017 15:12:39 GMThttp://bsnconnect.org/home/the-tiny-home-sustainable-living-movements-are-here-to-stay-now-its-time-for-sustainable-buildingSmall ISCEB Homes Are The Next Big Move Toward Sustainable Living
A growing number of people all over the world are building their tiny & small homes with CEBs', a construction method that's been around for thousands of years. CEB stands for Compressed Earth Brick and there are three main types you can make. CEBs' (Compressed Earth Bricks) are primarily made of a mixture of clay, sand, and water. SCEBs' (Stabilized Compressed Earth Bricks) are made of a mixture of cement, clay, sand or lime, and water. ISCEBs' (Interlocking Stabilized Compressed Earth Bricks) are designed to fit together like Lego blocks and are made of a mixture of cement, clay, sand or lime, and water.

Why Build a Home With ISCEBs'?

With simple home designs, the use of ISCEBs' makes building a tiny & small home a lot more budget friendly for everyone. It doesn't take much to heat or cool a well built tiny & small ISCEB home. Since ISCEBs' use sustainable building materials, they can be perfect for living "off grid", something we'll go over next time.
There’s really only a few differences between a tiny home and a tiny ISCEB home. A tiny home is usually kept around 250 square feet of minimal living space and primarily built on wheels. In the US, most municipalities require habitable structures to include heat, cooling, pressured running water, and a minimum of 300 square feet of living space. Since tiny homes are built on wheels, they can easily be relocated to another location with more relaxed building and zoning codes. On the other hand, a Tiny & Small ISCEB Home can run anywhere from 250 to 1,000 square feet. It's built like a typical house and not built on wheels for mobility.

Tiny & Small ISCEB Homes are Sustainable.

Tiny and small ISCEB homes have the potential to bring cost efficient, sustainable housing to everyone. Don't look at small ISCEB homes as a theoretical option or just some temporary trend, but as a viable solution that's here to stay. The tiny house movement plays a key role in educating people on how to live a sustainable minimalist lifestyle. Minimalism is another popular movement that is constantly growing. Everyday, thousands of people are simplifying their lives and trying to reduce their environmental footprint.

Using ISCEBs' to build thick solid walls will provide stability and security for your home. Walls made from ISCEBs' are not only strong and sturdy, they make a great barrier that can resist insects, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and fire. When ISCEBs' are made properly they can last hundreds of years. Small ISCEB homes can be built in various climates and locations, increasing your options when it comes to deciding on your build site. Small ISCEB homes that are designed well, can maintain ideal temperatures all year round with little, if any, alternative energy source. Small ISCEB homes are primarily built from soil (clay) excavated at the building site. Small ISCEB homes use much less wood and other building materials to build, therefore most building materials can be found locally.

​We hope this article has helped you to learn and better understand what ISCEBs' are and there purpose. Please leave your comments and stay connected with us for future post.​]]>