Green Homes

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

Eco-Friendly Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space This Spring

By Ronique Gibson

Warmer weather brings greater focus to porches, patios, and outdoor spaces in general. Here are some tips to ensure that outdoor space makeovers are done in an eco-friendly and environmentally safe way.

Off-Grid and Underground

By Steve Rees

A homesteader introduces readers to his quest for a simpler life, which led to the construction of a unique underground home.

Timber Framers Gather to Construct Public Pavilion

By Leeanne Seaver

Timber framers from around the world gathered in a small town in Michigan to raise a community pavilion.

5 Tips for a Greener Kitchen Remodel

By Jennifer Tuohy

In order to be environmentally friendly, a kitchen remodel should reduce energy use, reuse or recycle materials, and minimize the carbon footprint of the remodeling project. Here are five tips to keep in mind in order to achieve a greener, cleaner kitchen.


How to Make a Wine Rack out of a Wood Pallet

By Jennifer Tuohy

Pallets can have many uses. And they can be re-purposed into just about anything. This article shows how to re-purpose a wood pallet into a wine rack.

Bill Coperthwaite and the Arts of Culture

By Kiko Denzer

A Review of "A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living," by Peter Forbes & Helen Whybrow.

6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Green Home

By Kari Klaus, Viva Green Homes

A list of the 6 most basic questions to ask before a buyer purchases a green home.

How to Build a Green Construction Site

By James White

A single bulldozer engine can emit as much particulate matter as more than 500 cars. Learn how the construction industry can get green with these tips.

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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.