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The Conscious Builder Show with Casey Grey

Mar 8, 2023

This is part two of chatting with Sigi Koko, principal designer at Down to Earth Design, which she founded in 1998 to help people achieve their dreams of living in natural, healthy homes. (Part one is episode #201)

In this episode, we touch on things like what the key to straw bale construction is, why she never uses a vapour barrier, what a waddle and dobb wall is, why ducts are unhealthy and so much more. 

Sigi translates each client’s vision into a unique building design that reflects their personality and lifestyle, while responding to the surrounding landscape and climate. Her uniquely collaborative design process provides a high level of information and support, encouraging her clients to engage fully throughout design and construction.

She also teaches natural building workshops that empower her clients to contribute meaningfully during the construction of their own home. 

2:57 What is the structure?

9:42  Foundation to wall transition 

13:55 Tips for straw bale 

17:00 Vapour Barrier 

26:35 Roof ceiling connection 

30:45 Electrical 

42:45 HVAC 

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