Neighbors in Eugene's Friendly Neighborhood turn a grassy and soggy unused street right of way into a thriving cooperative garden and landmark for building civic culture.
Grass requires a lot of upkeep, but should you remove it entirely? Probably not and here's why.
Water can be both a blessing and a nuisance, depending on how well-prepared you are for it. These common sense measures will help you take your property's unique characteristics into consideration as you build your homestead.
For so long, the idea of building green has always come with substantial upfront costs and the promise of long-term payoffs. The concept of a Passive House is one that costs about the same as a regular house but eliminates the monthly power bill.
Today, we will go over the top 10 benefits of living in a tiny house, and hey, you might even want to start considering one.
Meet Michael McNamara and his hand-built cabin in the woods on British Columbia’s Hornby Island. There was a serious back-to-the land movement going on in that part of the world when Michael built his home — he felt so sympático with it that he moved to Hornby. In a year-and-a-half, he bought 10 acres and has been there ever since.
By now, most people are aware of the impact of LED lighting, which has become a key factor in the energy-use revolution over the last decade. But the technology has evolved even further. Now we have organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. This article explores the new technology and highlights differences with traditional LEDs.
The Steens live on a 40-acre homestead 70 miles southeast of Tucson (15 miles by crow-flight from Mexico) and at the end of a dirt road. Bill and Athena use their homestead to host a series of workshops on straw bale building, natural wall finishes (main ingredient mud), earthen floors, clay ovens, and harvesting and cooking agave and prickly pear.