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The number one misunderstanding is about the difference between insulation and thermal mass. Insulation slows the flow of energy from one side of the wall to the other and a thermal mass is an energy battery that stores heat or cold and releases it slowly. I see almost every day someone describing cob or rammed earth as insulative when those materials are strictly thermal mass.
In this article we'll focus on some of the options available to people on a small and personal scale to help you to regain your independence and security with this essential resource and help to reduce contamination and waste without giving up the convenience and luxuries we all enjoy.
For years now, attention-grabbing posts about cute little natural houses have been popping up on blogs and social media sites. These articles claim that the houses cost as little as $5,000 or less! How in the world do they make those adorable little houses for only a few thousand dollars? Well the short answer is that they don't.