More than simply a structure, Haas Habitats are a biological community between human and environment. Their placement in nature is vital for minimum disturbance to the ecosystem in which they exist. Preferred site selection principles and practices ensure passive solar gains, 100% native species, carbon neutral grasses, drought tolerant vegetation, permeable surfaces and rain water harvesting. Forest bathing out your front door; take a dip.
See Inside a Haas Habitat
Trees are social, have feelings and communicate with their young, as per Wohlleben’s book, “ The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries From a Secret World.” Not simply a wood source to be cut for our consumption. Our Preferred Partner – Go Native Trees
Shrubs, herbs, grass, moss and flowers are living organisms that absorb water by their roots and synthesize nutrients in their leaves by photosynthesis. Native, non invasive, carbon negative and drought tolerant plants for every habitat. Our Preferred Partner – Prairie Nursery
Erosion measures help to minimize soil disturbance and run off. Topsoil is stockpiled and set aside for an organic garden. Non toxic pest control measures are implemented without synthetic fertilizers to preserve the surrounding ecosystem. Our Preferred Partner – McEnroe Organic Farm
Human made features such as driveway and paths are made of permeable materials in order to allow water to penetrate the soil; thus reducing contaminant rain water run off, erosion and disturbance to the land. Our Preferred Partner – Belgard