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Can EcoShells Be Insulated?

Image: EcoShell II — Insulating an Ecoshell is simply another low cost alternative.

EcoShell II — Insulating an Ecoshell is simply another low cost alternative.

Image: Thatching — Thatching is probably the world’s oldest roofing material — straw, reed, grass, etc.  It is currently still used in developing nations because of its low cost.

Thatching — Thatching is probably the world’s oldest roofing material — straw, reed, grass, etc. It is currently still used in developing nations because of its low cost.

Image: Regrind Styrofoam — Regrind styrofoam is exactly what it sounds like, old styrofoam cups, plates, packing, etc. ground up into pieces from 1/4" down.  The ground up styrofoam is mixed into the concrete and either applied by hand or sprayed on.

Regrind Styrofoam — Regrind styrofoam is exactly what it sounds like, old styrofoam cups, plates, packing, etc. ground up into pieces from 1/4" down. The ground up styrofoam is mixed into the concrete and either applied by hand or sprayed on. (Michael South)