Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.
When MOTHER EARTH NEWS asked readers for reports about how they built or bought their homes debt-free, their responses were enthusiastic, and each story was unique. From small dome homes to spacious cabins to shelters ten years in the making, these homeowners avoided a mortgage in myriad ways.

Moving in an Environmentally Friendly Way
Moving is stressful, but it's not an excuse to forget your carbon footprint. Here are some ways to make your move as eco-friendly as possible.
laura-nehse-first-sq jpg The 3 R's of Refrigeration: How to Repurpose Your Old Appliance
When it comes to that most essential of all modern appliances, the best way to be eco-friendly is to stick with the tried and true R's: reduce, reuse or recycle.
Cordwood Home in Michigan sold in a few months How to Sell a Cordwood Home
Learn the best time for selling a cordwood (or natural) home, and gain tips, websites, suggestions, and information on what to do before you build.
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Green Patios, Walkways & Driveways of Porous Pavement and Pervious Concrete
Consider one of these innovative and attractive options instead of old-fashioned concrete.

Install Your Own Windows
Reduce the cost of new windows by putting them in yourself.

Eco-friendly Roofing Options 
Choose from a variety of durable and environmentally friendly roofing materials.

Serious Energy Savings With Passive House Design
If you’re dreaming of a home that’s the ultimate in energy efficiency, take a look at the Passive House standard.

Your Green Dream Home: First Things To Consider
Before you hire a contractor or start building, read this expert advice.

Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Home Improvements that Pay Off
Here are some commonly agreed upon suggestions for relatively easy and low-cost home retrofitting projects.

Go Solar and Save Big
Every homeowner needs to know that passive solar design results in huge savings on energy bills.

Essential Advice for Owner-Builders
Here’s what you need to know about building codes before you build a house.

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