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3 TIPS FOR SOURCING MATERIALS LOCALLY

Part of designing your home to fi into the environment is to use local materials. Here are a few tips to help.

1. PARTNER WITH FARMERS AND FORESTERS. To guarantee that your materials are local and sustainable, work with those who know the land the best. Local farmers and foresters can help you fi nd wood, stone and landscaping materials that will create a seamless transition between your home and the surrounding environment.

2. REUSE AND SALVAGE. Buying surplus and reclaimed materials can be kind on your wallet and incredible for your home. Check to see if there’s a company in your area that specializes in surplus and salvaged materials. This route is especially helpful for sourcing local stone, which may have been used in homes before.

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