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

The Effects of COVID-19: How the Environment and Economy Intersect

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

How do we find a way to improve our economy without losing the environmental benefits that we've seen during COVID 19?

From Horse Barn to Wellness Center, Part 6: Demolition Begins

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

In the journey to remodel a horse barn into a commercial wellness center, the building permit is finally issued so that demolition can begin.

Traditional Masonry Heater Construction Methods

By Eric Schroeder

We explore some of the common ways of building masonry heaters from those being built around the world.

When Recycling Stops, Go Zero Waste!

By Emma Martin

When international trade laws prevent the sale of U.S. recyclables, lower the barriers your household faces going zero waste.


From Horse Barn to Wellness Center, Part 5: Floorplan Review to Determine Occupancy Numbers

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

Here, Adam meets with the Building Inspector to review barn floor plans, determine occupancy, and faces a choice for how to handle frustration

Single Mom Begins Off-Grid Cabin Living with Hard Work and Joy

By Jo deVries

Pregnant and single at the age of 29, I decided that my priority was to give my child a great quality of life, mostly outdoors on a rocky part of Ontario in our hand-built cabin.

Healthy Home Habits: Combating COVID-19 and Surviving Self-Isolation

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Keep your home and mental state healthy, including making homemade disinfectant cleaner, organizing your home, and staying happy and connected during COVID 19.

Build a Structurally Sound Cob Wall

By Tom Keeling, Fazenda Tomati

Considerations for how to build a cob wall include how high you build in a day, foundation stone, and leaving room for window frames and electric wire.

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