Green Homes

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

Green Roof on a Root Cellar

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen

How to build a green roof using recycled materials.

‘Home Power’ Magazine Gets Passive Solar, Off-grid Headquarters

By Lloyd Kahn

Richard and Karen Perez are the heart and soul of Home Power magazine, and after some years of living in funky sheds in the woods, they built their own home-powered home/office/hangout in the Oregon woods: off-the-grid, its heat and power provided by sun and wind (and firewood). These guys are walkin’ the walk!

The Most Eco-Friendly Home Construction Materials

From Megan Wild

Planning on building a new home? Make sure to check out these eco-friendly home construction materials.

Balecob How-To

By Lloyd Kahn

The basics of balecob building


How to Design a Practical Log Cabin

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

Carpenter and log cabin builder David Woods shares expert guidance on what makes a practical log cabin floor plan design, covering log cabin locations, exterior aesthetics, notching and floor plans.

Using Toilet Paper to Save the World

Who Gives a Crap

Who Gives a Crap toilet paper company presents their “Fun Toilet Facts” infographic, bringing to light the reality of paper waste after every flush.

The Scoop on Poop

In this episode we discuss composting human manure! The in-home set up, the legalities, and how to overcome the ick factor to produce beautiful soil. Enjoy this pun filled discussion as we chat we learn about the scoop on poop!

How Hard Water Affects Appliance Efficiency (and What to Do About It)

By Kayla Matthews

Though water softeners have their own drawbacks, hard water can cause scale to build up on appliances, such as hot water tanks, causing you to incur increased maintenance costs.