Green Dream Home: Things to Consider

Before you hire a contractor or start building your green dream home, consider this expert advice.

Green Dream Home
Doing thorough research and having frequent conversations with your contractor are important aspects of making your dream home a reality.
Photo courtesy Steve Maxwell
Green Home Construction
There is no substitute for practical experience. If you’re not familiar with construction, then learn valuable lessons by building a shed or office.
Photo courtesy Clarke Snell
Green Home
That’s a small, simple version of your house.
Photo courtesy Clarke Snell
Whether you build your own house or hire a contractor, get involved in the process, says author Clarke Snell.
Photo courtesy Lisa Madell
Straw Bale Home
The owner-builders of this straw bale home in western North Carolina took a patient and deliberate approach:gaining experience through other projects, getting to know the site beforehand and focusing on details during construction.
Photo courtesy Clarke Snell

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