‘Lego-inspired’ Sooke home will be green and fireproof , when done, says builders

A unique home that generates more energy than it use, is rising above the trees on a hillside property in Sooke, just outside of Victoria.

Qwner Arno Keinonen said, “We tried to create the most sustainable, safest, most energy-efficient and least toxic home possible.”The walls are being built using Lego-like building blocks made essentially of hemp, lime and water.

The blocks used are a new product manufactured in Calgary; Keinonen’s Vancouver Island home will mark their first test run.Builder Mark Faber said the blocks are not only green, they’re also fireproof.

The home will have a greenhouse to grow food in when construction is finished.

Keinonen and his wife welcome guests who want to check it out, in hopes they too will consider going green on their next build.


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