- Cheap, effective AND environmentally concious. Let's dig into another way tiny houses are helping to minimize the waste on our planet!
Did you know that every year the Average US Consumer Throws Away 81.5lbs of Clothes Every Year. In America alone, an estimated 11.3 million tons of textile waste – equivalent to 85% of all textiles – end up in landfills on a yearly basis.
One way is of course to consume less and buy second hand, something we can all help with.
Another way is to transform these clothes into insulation!
Instead of keeping your body warm, it will keep your house warm.
Being environmentally conscious means that not only are you mindful of the effect that you and your actions have on the environment, but that you actively go the extra mile to make sure that your impact is minimized.
Here at Vagabond Haven we use recycled textile insulation as an environmentally friendly insulation material produced mainly from recycled textile.
It consists of 90% recycled clothing and the clothing collection and sorting is done by people with a disadvantage in the labour market.
It has approximately the same insulation value as our environmentally friendly sheep wool insulation and it is both durable and light weight.
Research results to date have shown that recycled textiles have competitive thermal properties, thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity.
Another amazing example of the many ways that tiny houses are giving us the means to leave a smaller footprint on our beloved planet, and yet maximizing our lives.
You can find out more about the materials that we use for our houses on our website.
Recycled greetings from us here at Vagabond Haven!