Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.
Passive House standards incorporate passive solar design principles, but the two labels don’t mean the same thing. Learn about the difference between passive solar design and Passive House certification.

Underground Home Designs Fascinating Underground Home Designs
For some, underground home designs allow them live in harmony with their surroundings and to more easily acknowledge the beauty in nature.
Camper Trailer Go Green with Low-Budget Housing
Take advantage of low-budget housing options, such as campers and teepees, for off-grid lifestyles.
Kinstone Academy Of Permaculture How Do I Learn Cordwood Construction?
What is the best way to learn cordwood construction? Are workshops or classes offered? Find out here.
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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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