Have you ever dreamed of changing the way you live to incorporate green technologies and alternatives?
There are many pioneers of ecological living and building in the Saugeen. Breathe Easy Cottage itself was custom built to use thermal mass, passive solar, very high insulation and radiant floor heating (a healthier alternative). Many of our friends and neighbours have gone much further, with wind, solar and geothermal technologies and interesting ways of building off the grid (straw bale, stackwall, timber frame, log and more). If a technology, large or small, is intriguing, someone in the region has probably tried it.
There is also a strong alternative community who have been leaders in creating ways of living that serve the community and the natural environment. If you are interested in any specific technologies or approaches let us know. We may be able to connect you with someone who can help you explore the possibilities or see them in action.