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Is an Eco Building cheaper then a conventional building?

Most natural building systems are cheap when you can get the material locally and readily available ....And you do as much of it as possible yourself.....so if you are prepared to wait and do it slowly, (preferably like on site or near by) and do it bit by bit your self then provided you don't have to pay much for the material then you can build really cheaply. If you don’t want to do it yourself, then eco-friendly buildings can cost as much as conventional buildings.
(Also please see “How much will an Eco Building cost???? )



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"E-WIRE" lights by Andy Horn

The Eco Design lighting range is made from local or recycled materials. Standing Floor Lamps, Desk Lamps, Pendant Lights and Chandeliers are available. The lamp stands are from locally moon phase harvested alien timber. Recycled car parts are used as bases. Various paper shades & low energy LED light bulbs provide good lighting and create a beautiful atmosphere.

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We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

All our manuals are also now available as E-Book downloads. Click here for the E-Books.