Green Living

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

How to Create an Eco-Friendly and COVID-safe Halloween

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Halloween is a day full of plastic decorations and visitors to your front door. Make décor eco-friendly and create socially distant trick-or-treating.


The Half-Acre Homestead: Designing the House

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

Building, then living in, a home is like an instrument you’re constantly tuning or a book you’re continually rewriting. It’s a process that’s never over.


Get More Heat from Your Woodstove or Fireplace This Burning Season

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Learn to maximize your draft, use fire bricks and fans, and several more ways to get the most out of wood heating


Scrap Wood Treasure: Salvage Useful ‘Sticker’ Lumber from Big Box Stores

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

Salvage useful wood scraps from Big Box lumber stores for firewood and projects.


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A Biofuel-Powered Hybrid Home on Wheels by Sunray Kelley

By Lloyd Kahn  

SunRay Kelley’s Gypsy Wagon is an exciting, sustainable home on wheels built from a camper vehicle.


5 Reasons Why You Need an Energy Assessment

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Consider getting an energy assessment especially if you are planning home renovations, adding solar or just want to save money.


From Horse Barn to Wellness Center, Part 11: Solar Zoning and Township Disputes

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

In the journey to remodel a horse barn into a commercial wellness center, the builder troubleshoots solar zoning and construction footprint issues.


Tree Care and Landscaping for a Hurricane-Tolerant Property

By Douglas Dedrick, Healing Law

Create a tree-filled, hurricane-tolerant landscape by selecting the right trees and caring for them properly.



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