A LinkedIn connection shared the following information with me during a discussion about the Logan32, our first model Tiny Home designed for living in our Tiny Towns. This model is planned to be affordable, accessible and the discussion turned to making it a healthy home:
I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities - and it's always trial and error (daunting when one thinks of building a home), and all people with sensitivities have different chemical triggers.
However, there are some basics:
- no MDF,
- no OSB,
- nothing with formaldehyde (so no wet caulking, and most paints are out),
- all plywood low VOC/formaldehyde and sealed,
- no laminates,
- no softwoods, etc.
I am connected to a network of people who have building information. I will send you a couple of links, which will help with some deeper "basics".
Links provided have been added.
This has led to more discussions and I am now following the links to begin designing a model that meets the needs of chemically sensitive people.