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Southern Living’s Eco-Friendly House

Southern Living has chosen eco-friendly community Whisper Mountain located just outside Asheville to build their 2008 Green Idea House.

The architect has drawn up a traditional farmhouse, and visitors will be given tours to learn about building green homes. The contractor is EcoBuilders and features will include solar panels, a gray water system and radiant-heated floors.

While the house is being constructed, on-site recycling is being implemented as well as the use of non-toxic materials and locally made building materials. The house’s energy recovery ventilator draws in filtered air and removes humidity. Recycled metal will be used on the house’s roof.

Bill Allison of Allison Ramsey Architects and Traci Kearns of Alchemy Design Studio designed the house locally.

For more information about the Southern Living eco-friendly house, call (877) 687-2626

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