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A Blog about Sustainable Design/Build Practices Through the Lens of Habitat Conservation


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This blog is a captivating space that unveils the intricate connection between our homes and the homes of wildlife, between residential design and wildlife conservation, revealing the powerful impact our design choices can have on the preservation of natural habitats.

Just as our homes provide shelter, safety, and a sense of belonging, wildlife habitats serve as vital sanctuaries for countless species. By recognizing this parallel, we can embrace a more holistic approach to design that harmonizes the needs of both human and animal inhabitants.

Within these pages, you will discover how our design decisions can contribute to the protection and restoration of wildlife habitats. We will explore the details of our ‘Conservation-Based Design/Build Practices,’ which serve to minimize environmental impact and ensures that our homes coexist harmoniously with the natural world.

Moreover, this blog celebrates the profound interconnectedness between our homes and the delicate ecosystems beyond our doorstep. We will delve into the alarming consequences of habitat loss and the urgent need for conservation efforts. By understanding the broader ecological context, we can take responsibility for preserving biodiversity and nurturing the web of life that sustains us all.

Discover actionable tips and practical guidance on ethical design, sustainable sourcing, and stories of how design can positively influence the environment. I will empower you to transform your home into a haven that fosters biodiversity and supports wildlife conservation. Together, we will weave a narrative that transcends boundaries, bridging the gap between human habitats and the natural habitats of wildlife.

Here, we honor the fragile beauty and irreplaceable homes of the creatures we share this planet with. And we do so throughout the design of our own homes. Continue reading to learn more.


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The Hidden Impact of Habitat Loss in Home Design & Construction

Habitat loss in home design, an ominous cloud on the horizon of conservation, casts its shadow not only…
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Are You Addressing the Gaps in Sustainable Home Design?

Understanding the Spectrum of Interior Design Interior design goes far beyond aesthetics; it shapes our daily lives and…
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How Sustainable Lighting Choices Save Wildlife

Let’s shine a light on change and dive into sustainable lighting for wildlife conservation! The Dark Side of…
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Embracing Responsible Material Sourcing

The blueprint for change is unfurling. The realm of responsible and sustainable material sourcing is an extraordinary odyssey—a…
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The Conservation-Based Home Designer: Becoming & Creating The Role

My role as the Conservation-Based Home Designer extends beyond conventional design practices. In this blog post, I invite…
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The Role of a Conservation-Based Consultant in Design/Build Projects

As a Conservation-Based Design/Build Consultant, my mission is to create homes that provide comfort and beauty and prioritize…
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How Wildlife Conservation is Changing Interior Design

The world is changing. The climate is changing, the environment is changing, and the way we live is…
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Direct Benefits of Wildlife Conservation for Home Design Clients

As homeowners become increasingly conscious of their impact on the planet, integrating wildlife conservation efforts into home design…
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Can Regenerative Interior Design be just as Impactful as Regenerative Architecture?

Regenerative interior design is an emerging field that goes beyond aesthetics and functionality to embrace sustainability, occupant well-being,…
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Wildlife-Friendly Interior Design: A Multi-Sensory Approach

In the realm of interior design, an emerging and impactful approach is to create spaces that not only…
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How to Fight Natural Habitat Loss Compassionately: Advocating for Sustainable Land Management

Nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, where foothills of evergreens, pristine rivers, and sprawling meadows form…
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Green Building Certifications for Conservation

Picture this: a world in flux, where the urgent cries of wildlife conservation and sustainable building practices echo…
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What Does Home Design Have to Do with an Elephant in Africa?

The connection between home design in the USA and the well-being of elephants in Africa may not be…
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Home is Where the Bird Nest Is: Nurturing Coexistence

In the gentle morning light, a garden adorned with an array of birdhouses comes alive, captivating the gaze…
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Thinking of Clear-Cutting for Your New House? Think Again.

Are you thinking of clear-cutting a piece of land for your new house? Clear-cutting, often employed to clear…

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