Slow Home is a movement founded by architect John Brown of Calgary. Slow Home says "We believe that our homes and neighborhoods should be healthy, vibrant places that uplift the spirit and gracefully fit our needs...
"We call for an end to poor construction, bad design, misleading marketing, unfair lending practices and environmental neglect in the housing industry. We acknowledge our collective responsibility to create CLOSE, SIMPLE, LIGHT places to live that leave a positive legacy for future generations.
Check out the Slow Home blog for residential projects that exemplify the tenets of the movement (like the House on Last Mountain shown above) and take the Slow Home test to see how your home's location and functions fulfill the criteria of CLOSE, SIMPLE, and LIGHT. We took the test and found that our home is very CLOSE to work and recreation but we could stand to do a little work when it comes to keeping it SIMPLE and LIGHT-ening our footprint on the environment. It's something we knew going into the test, but it's good to get this reinforcement and a reminder that we have plenty of room for improvement.
The test helps you identify these work areas in just a couple of minutes. So, give it a shot. Then let us know, how did you fare on the Slow Home test?