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Chateau De Vine – Sustainably Built for Longevity and a Brighter Tomorrow (Naturally)

The manufactured housing industry has seen a surge in popularity in recent years due to its home affordability, customization options, and sustainable features. Manufactured homes offer a host of benefits, including energy efficiency, reduced environmental impact, and innovative design elements that contribute to a more sustainable future.

Eagle Homes Sales’ (Cranbrook) award winning Chateau De Vine home showcases the incorporation of functionality with innovative products and building techniques.

Fiber Cement & Corrugated Metal Exterior: Durable and Eco-Friendly

This attractive home features sustainably sourced exterior fiber cement and corrugated metal products, each known for its longevity, resistance to pests and rot, resistance to fire, and low maintenance requirements. Fiber Cement is a versatile material composed of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, making it durable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional vinyl or wood siding. Corrugated metal is comprised of recycled materials to create a lightweight, strong, and rustproof product that is known for its durability. The horizontally placed fiber cement provides a visual appeal in seemingly extending the size of the home, while charcoal coloured vertical corrugated metal grounds the home and provides a feeling of strength. Added bonus – at the end of each product’s long lifespan, both are full recyclable to be broken down and created into new products.

Vaulted Ceilings: A Breath of Fresh Air

Dissimilar to traditional A277 homes, this home’s design was innovatively adapted to include vaulted ceilings. These ceilings are not only visually appealing but offer practical sustainability benefits. Heightened ceilings allow for larger windows to be installed (increasing natural light within the space), and further promote effective airflow (allowing hot air to rise and circulate). This natural ventilation cycle allows homeowners to enjoy increased energy savings and lower utility bills, making it a cost-effective and environmentally concise design choice.

The Resurgence of Bidets

Bidets have been gaining popularity in households around the world, and for good reason. One of the primary benefits of bidets is their enhanced cleanliness and hygiene. Unlike traditional toilet paper, bidets can provide a customized cleaning experience for everyone. Bidets utilize less water and cut down extensively on paper waste, thus contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle in offering significant water and resource savings.

Solar Tube Lighting: Harnessing Natural Light

This remarkable home is shedding light where it typically would not be found! Inside closet spaces, within small spaces, and down hallway corridors you will find solar tubes installed within this home to assist in bringing natural illumination without the need for additional electricity, light switches, or windows. Solar tubes are installed on the roof of a home to capture sunlight/moonlight by directing it through a reflective tube into spaces that would otherwise lack adequate lighting. This innovative incorporation allows homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint, while enjoying the documented health benefits that natural light can provide – mood improvement, productivity, and sleep regulation.

In conclusion, as showcased by the Chateau De Vine, manufactured housing offers a wealth of sustainable advantages that extend beyond affordability and convenience. By integrating design elements such as vaulted ceilings, durable exterior siding, and natural light, manufactured homes are paving the way for a greener, more energy-efficient future in the housing sector. With a focus on innovation, quality, and environmental responsibility, these homes are setting a new standard for sustainable living spaces that prioritize both comfort and conservation.

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