Hi, Dale here. Welcome to Mi Net Zero! I’m glad you found us! In this blog, we’ll explore the why, what, and how of net zero living.
In this post, I want to share the second of four values we will follow as we design our houses, the why behind the what of our designs.
Our second design value is lagom, a Swedish word that is unfamiliar to many of us. It means “just the right amount.” Wikipedia has a helpful definition here. What this means for MiNetZero homes follows:
- They will not be large, perhaps 1400-1800 ft2 on city lots. For the world to be sustainable we can’t all live in palaces in the countryside. (And we’re fully supportive of the surging trend to build passive house multifamily buildings around the world.)
- MiNet0 homes will have high quality, durable components, but not many luxury components.
- They will be warm, comfortable, enjoyable places to inhabit, with some features like the wide windowsills and bamboo floors that will contribute to a cozy feel.
- Here’s a brief video about this style/philosophy.
In summary, we will build with a lagom aesthetic/value because we believe it helps us build sustainably, meaning both environmentally (not excessive) and in terms of creating practical, comfortable, enjoyable spaces where people can thrive.
To close, thank you again for engaging! I invite you to bookmark this page and check back to learn more about how your home is your key to net zero living.
I will aim to post by noon on Fridays. Next week we’ll review our third design value: Innovation