Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.

5 Ways to Clean the Air in Your House

By Jennifer Tuohy

Indoor air pollution is one of modern society’s deadliest silent killers. Removing offending items can be difficult and in some cases impossible to do, but there are some simple steps you can take to help make the air quality in your home cleaner. Here are five things you can do to help combat indoor air pollution.


The Eco-Friendly Home Office

By Destiny Hagest, Permies.com

No commute, a great recycling program, and an energy-efficient office space: Telecommuting has put the power of controlling the environmental sustainability back into our hands. Could this be the next big push in sustainability?


Green Stormwater Management & Your Home

By Megan Wild

As summer showers bring excess rain to your home, here are a few "green" ways you can manage the water.


5 Fun, Eco-Friendly Ways to Light Up Your Backyard

By Jennifer Tuohy

The right illumination is a necessity for spring and summer outdoor activities. And with the proliferation of solar and LED into consumer lighting, outdoor lighting has never been easier—or greener. Here are five solutions for fun, eco-friendly ways to light up your backyard.


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5 Tips for Building a Partially Earth-Sheltered Home

By Paul Wood

Earth-sheltered homes offer many advantages to green builders. A builder who constructed one shares five things he learned during his DIY process.


10 Mother's Day Gifts for Homesteading Moms

By Destiny Hagest, Permies.com

For the moms that spend more time in the dirt than they do in the dishes, this wishlist is for you. From egg aprons to the perfect coffee cup, I have you covered, mama.


The No-Mortgage Natural Cottage

By Chris McClellan

From treehouses to tiny homes on wheels, a no-mortgage shelter can help you eschew expensive rent and debt.


A Tiny Home 3 Different Ways

By Megan Wild

You've probably seen the traditional look of a tiny home - here are 3 other materials you can use to build a tiny home.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.

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