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HEALTH

STARTS WITH

THE HOME

Hugging a Pillow

Safe, Affordable, and Environmentally Friendly Homes for People with Chronic Diseases

The goal of this project is to provide a progressive reproducible model for affordable housing focused on holistic well-being, sustainability, and environmental impact. Born out of immense need, this initial development is designed to help address the unique housing and health challenges of the growing ME/CFS, Long COVID, and Lyme disease communities. This will be the first of several community-based housing developments planned for the United States. 

FUNDAMENTALS:

NON-TOXIC MATERIALS

Crucial to developing Canary Home designs is identifying potentially hazardous materials and sourcing naturally-derived alternatives that won't cause a reaction in the residents. 

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ABUNDANT NATURAL LIGHTING

The abundant availability of lighting to promote human and plant health in the dwelling is a crucial part of designing for health and well-being. Beyond the obvious benefits of sunlight for human well-being (especially in winter months), creating a positive environment for plants helps to clean the air and maintain a good atmosphere in the home. 

MOLD & PEST RESISTANT MATERIALS

The 'silent killer' in many homes is the pervasiveness of hidden mold and pest residue. Canary homes use hempcrete among other mold-and-pest-resistant materials to prevent a buildup of mycotoxins in the walls.  

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NATURAL HEMP WALLS

A different approach, using a time-tested sustainable material.

Typical modern-day walls are filled with surprises: mold, dust, pests, rodents, un-shielded wiring, leaky pipes, and more. We can and must build better homes for generations to come.

The Numbers

80,000+

55M+

CHEMICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

AMERICANS WITH CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES

$50B+

1

ANNUAL COST OF SICK BUILDINGS IN THE UNITED STATES

HUD-FUNDED ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE DEVELOPMENT

JOIN THE TEAM

Become a sponsor, partner, or donor today and help us to build a better tomorrow.

 

Together, we can make a difference.

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“The connection between health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists.” - Florence Nightingale
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