Green Homes

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

Tiny Texas Houses from Salvaged Materials

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

Tiny Texas Houses are each built to be one-of-a-kind creations. As a consequence, there are not set prices or models. We build to the customers’ desires. Pricing is based on size, style, and the various amenities.


5 Ways to Host an Eco-Friendly Cookout

By Jennifer Tuohy

Outdoor dining, whether it be tailgating or an outdoor fall feast, can be done in an environmentally-conscious way. This article describes some of the ways to make outdoor dining eco-friendly.


Eco Friendly and Affordable: It’s Happening

By Destiny Hagest

Eco-friendly products have earned a reputation for being only for those who can afford them, but these companies are changing all of that. Learn about why green means more green, and where you can get ethically made products without breaking the bank.


How to Cut a Nice Strait Sill Log Without a Proper Work Place or Equipment

By Manuela and Frank Mueller

After debarking all of the logs the challenge now was to get the sill logs cut nice and strait. Without having a mill or a proper cutting table or stands, we had to figure out a system how that could be done.


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Homebuyers Show Greater Interest in Green Living

By Lydia Noyes

Energy-efficient homes are a hot commodity for modern buyers.


Building a New Home? How to Keep It Green

By Megan Wild

Fall is the perfect time to plan construction for your new home. Here's what you need to know to keep it green.


A Debt Free Home from Salvaged Material (and Trial and Error)

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

Alan Beckwith is a carpenter, gardener, farmer, jeweler, and hunter. In 1980, he bought 40 acres in the coastal California hills, and built a homestead in a valley, the house on the banks of a year-round creek. It’s a homemade, home-crafted house with gardens and animals all blending together to create a working entity, a self-created place to not just survive, but thrive.


How to Instill Green Practices Into Your Young Family

By Bobbi Peterson

Five ways you can begin to live greener and also save money at the same time with your family.