Is it a sustainable idea or just a green fad to construct a dwelling made from materials found around your neighborhood?

The Architecture Foundation of British Columbia is promoting the 100 Mile House idea as an innovative idea to recognize sustainable design. The project stems from the 100 Mile Diet, where participants can only use ingredients or eat in a restaurant within 100 miles of where they live. The 100 Mile House project invites people to construct a house using local and recycled materials found within their neighborhood precinct.

Although the challenge wishes to promote environmental sustainability through reducing carbon footprint, Vanessa Quirk from Arch Daily points out the limitation of constructing a ‘locatat’:

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