Green Living

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

Starting Corn in the Living Room and Other Mistakes We Made Goin’ Country

By Lenora Thompson

After I moved to the country eight years ago, I needed to learn to adjust to cleaning a 108-year-old house and made some gardening mistakes, too.


Lloyd Kahn’s Half-Acre Homestead

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

With no mortgage and living in a place that he loves, Lloyd Kahn recounts his handmade world in The Half-Acre Homestead.


6 Easy Ways to Live a More Zero-Waste Life

By Tammy Taylor, Taylor-Made Ranch

Check-out these 6 simple ways to live a more zero-waste life and ensure your carbon and environmental footprint is kept to a minimum.


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.


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From Horse Barn to Wellness Center, Part 10: Drop Ceilings and Concrete Flooring

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

In the journey to remodel a horse barn into a commercial wellness center, the builder selects the panels for a drop ceiling and experiments with exposed aggregate flooring.


Felt Wool Dryer Balls

By Susan Verberg

Rumble and tumble your laundry with natural upcycled wool.


Bridge the Growing Seasons with Real Greenery

By Benjamin Whitacre

Plant evergreens in your landscape to harvest for all-winter cheer and create beautiful wreaths for all-year cheer.


Construct a Secure Stormshelter

By Spike Carlsen

Stay safe when tornadoes or high winds hit your area with this severe-weather shelter that can be added to a garage or basement.



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