Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.
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'Tiny Homes on the Move' Showcases the Nomadic Lifestyle
Shelter Publications’ new book boasts all manner of mobile tiny homes that fulfill their owners' nomadic lifestyle needs.
Roll of Insulation Use Insulation 'Pillows' to Lower Heating Costs
You can place insulation pillows in foundation vents to ensure proper ventilation and lower heating costs during winter.
'Build It with Bales' Offers Instruction on Building Straw Bale Homes
'Build It with Bales' is a comprehensive guide on how to build a straw bale house.
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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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