I have never owned a home before. I did go through the lengthy process once, but the terms were not suitable to my liking.
Since I have become more interested in green building and architecture as well as reducing my carbon footprint, building a home from reclaimed materials or recycling cargo containers seems like the perfect fit for my budget.
Hearing about buildings and homes being torn down and thrown away makes me a little sick to know that many of those materials can be reused for someone else. And that is the mission and goal of one nonprofit organization in North Carolina. Builders of Hope was established in 2006 by Nancy Murray, who also works with a team of licensed staff contractors and volunteers to rebuild homes in Raleigh saving thousands of homes from filling up the state’s landfills.
Some have criticized saving dilapidated homes from being torn down; however, many more families want to know that the house they buy is helping the environment too by using recycled materials. Recycled homes are good for the environment, neighborhoods and foster a real sense of belonging among those who choose to live in these communities.
Get the full scoop on Builders of Hope from an article in Natural Home Magazine.