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

Does Your Home Have Dangerous Levels of Radon Gas?

By Steve Maxwell, Bailey Line Road

We tend to think that naturally occurring substances are not harmful. Radon gas may be one of the most extreme example of “natural” that’s capable of killing you.

Sheltered: Underground and Off-the-Grid Farm (Full-Length Documentary)

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

Sheltered is a documentary that chronicles the building of the largest underground and off-the-grid farm on the planet.

Paths and Walks: A Lesson in Natural Landscape Design

By Malcolm Wells

By working with the contours of the land, restoring native plants, and using natural materials that blend in with their surroundings, a couple turns an overly-artificial country home into a wooded masterpiece.

Find Waste-Free Alternatives for Regular Household Items and Enjoy Life More

By Jo deVries

My New Year’s resolution is to carefully scrutinize every purchase I’m making, toothpaste to air fresheners, in order to reduce my consumption and waste.


Let's Make Secondhand Giving the New Norm

By Carrie Williams Howe

Instead of adding more new "stuff" to the waste stream, lets consider gifting secondhand items that still have plenty of life and love to give.

Got Cats? Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse in the Garden!

By Blythe Pelham

Not the cats, silly! But if you live with cats, you probably deal with cat litter. If you have a lot of cats, that can mean a lot of kitty litter containers. What to do… read this post to get some ideas. Originally published in May of 2019.

All-Electric Snow Removal That’s a Breeze

By John Ivanko

Check-out this cordless snow blower, powered by a 50-volt lithium ion battery, brought to you from the fine folks at Snow Joe. Originally published in January of 2014.

Simple Holiday Homestead Decor

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

With the approach of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, a little creativity and a hands-on approach can help you to decorate your home. Originally published in September of 2019.

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