Green Living

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

Eco-Friendly Shed Options

By Sally Coulthard

Keep your shed eco-friendly and check out this list to find out what type of materials to use when building a shed.


How To Conduct a Simple DIY Home Energy Audit

By Sarah Hancock

Performing a home energy audit is a quick, simple, effective way to reduce your carbon footprint, maintain your home, and save money on your energy bills. This 7-step guide will help you to determine which areas of your house have room for improvement, as well as provide recommendations that you can implement for a more energy-efficient home.


5 Smart Home Upgrades That Are Good for Your Pocket and the Planet

By Jennifer Tuohy

Here are five of the best smart home upgrades you can do in your own home that will both save you money and make your home much more eco-friendly.


SunRay Kelley’s Two-Story Treehouse in the Woods

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

The structure of the treehouse is a two-story wooden yurt with the roof supported by a web of small branches and spiraling cedar boards. Like most of what SunRay does, his formula for natural building flies in the face of any mechanical, technical approach. He prefers his buildings to feel as if they grew there.


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How to Make Your Home-Based Business Greener

By Jennifer Tuohy

Implementing a “Green Policy” is just as important for a home-based business as a company and there are simple and easy ways to do it. Here are some steps you can take and policies you can implement to make your home-based business a green one.


Greening A Neighborhood Planning Process

By Jan Spencer

Our neighborhood has an unprecedented opportunity to work with the city for creating a new neighborhood plan that can put permaculture type green and resilient ideas and actions out to a far wider audience. This neighborhood plan can guide how the neighborhood evolves over the next 20 years in terms of transportation, land use, economic development, open space, public participation and resilience.


Rural Intentional Communities

By Diana Leafe Christian

Learn more about rural intentional communities with this guide.


Busting Myths about Community Living

By Diana Leafe Christian

Get the answers to common questions about living in an intentional community.



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