Green Homes

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

Why Tiny Homes Are Inherently Green (With Lilypad Tiny Home Tour)

By Jenna Spesard, Tiny House Giant Journey

Tiny homes are becoming more and more popular throughout the United States. This article explains why tiny homes are inherently green and offers an example of Anita’s 248-square-foot Lilypad Tiny Home, decked out with green appliances and sustainable materials.


Livable Space Design for Tiny Homes

By Christopher James Marshall

Designing a tiny home can seem like a Rubik’s cube challenge—finding ways to shift things around when needed and out-of-the-way when done. Find out how to integrate inside/outside rooms, single/multiple rooms, and built-ins and fold-outs into your tiny house design; plus learn about the “14 Basic Requirements of a Livable Home.”


How to Drought-Proof Your Home with Earthworks to Create Edible Abundance

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

Utilize these simple earthworks systems to survive the drought and design storm water runoff to transform from a problem to an asset for your home! Let the Water work for you! Remember: “Slow it, spread it, sink it.”


Should You Replace Your Roof Before This Winter?

By Sommer Poquette

A damaged roof or a roof over 20 years old may need to be replaced. When doing so, there are several environmentally-friendly options to consider.


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How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Rug

By Jennifer Tuohy

Eco-friendly rugs can be found both indoors and outside but it's important to know the differences and the attributes that make outdoor rugs "green". Here are some of the best options for eco-friendly outdoor rugs.


Bamboo Flooring Pros and Cons: Is It Really Green?

By Chris Magwood

Bamboo is frequently touted as one of the best green options. Here are the pros and cons, and what certification organizations say about its sustainability.


Unifying Your Green Outdoor Lifestyle with Your Interiors

By Ronique Gibson

A green outdoor lifestyle doesn't need to remain outdoors. There are ways of "greening" the interior of your home as well. Here are some ideas to make that happen.


Ways Your Home Renovation Could Be Impacting the Environment

By Kayla Matthews

Reduce and reuse when choosing remodeling materials.




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