Green Living

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

Going Green: What Should You Do with Your Old Phone?

By Jennifer Tuohy

With technology moving as fast as it does, it’s not uncommon to feel like your two-year-old smartphone is obsolete. But disposing of it properly is important. Here are “three Rs” to keep in mind when disposing of your old device.


An Earthbag World at 84!

By Atulya K. Bingham

If you ever thought earthbag building was age-dependent, this woman will prove you wrong.


Geothermal Heat Pumps: How We Installed Our Green Alternative to Fuel Oil Heating, Part 3

By Allison Ehrman

A couple in Maryland shares details about their experience with installing a geothermal heat pump in their new country home.


Geothermal Heat Pumps: How We Installed Our Green Alternative to Fuel Oil Heating, Part 2

By Allison Ehrman

A couple in Maryland shares details about their experience with installing a geothermal heat pump in their new country home.


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How I Prepare My Smart Home for a Hurricane

By Jennifer Tuohy

Smart home technology can help in many ways before, during and after any natural disaster. Here are some ways to control the home's climate, provide peace of mind, and know about and act on problems even if you’re hundreds of miles away.


Geothermal Heat Pumps: How We Installed Our Green Alternative to Fuel Oil Heating

By Allison Ehrman

Follow along as a couple in Northern Maryland researches the physical and financial requirements for installing a geothermal heat pump in their new country home.


Boat Builder Constructs Sailboat-Inspired Handmade Home

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

From boat-building, Dean Ellis learned to work with metal. With this house overlooking a beautiful stretch of coast, he decided to build a metal-frame house. Learn how Dean used a unique curved steel method to construct a beautiful sailboat-inspired handmade home.


Considering a Tiny Home? 8 Things to Think Through

By Kayla Matthews

Without an understanding of local laws, homeowners with tiny houses can face zoning fines and in extreme cases, eviction.



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