Building Green

THE LIVING CHANNEL – Thursdays from 14 August, 9.00pm

As concern about global warming increases, there is a growing demand for greener living. But for some, the sacrifices are hard to make. Builder, environmentalist and actor Kevin Contreras reveals building methods that are eco-friendly, without sacrificing beauty and comfort as he constructs his own green dream home. Using techniques such as straw bale construction, breathable paints, blue jean insulation and permaculture-based landscaping, Contrera’s house is modern, energy efficient and attractive – a truly healthy home that leaves a lighter footprint and a brighter legacy.