Green Living

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

Sasha’s Earthen Dome House in the High Desert

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

Outfitted with a rocket stove and sealed with linseed oil and beeswax, enter this high-desert, Southern California home.


Buying a Home? Why Sustainability Information Matters

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Purchasing a property or improving an existing property can be one of the largest investments a person may ever make. 


How to Show Your Wood Stove Love This Winter

Make your wood-burning stove more efficient this winter with the proper care. Follow these tips for keeping your wood stove in peak performance and make the cooler months a bit more cozy for you and your family.


5 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable with Energy-Efficiency Upgrades

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Evenly distributed temperatures using construction, systems, and technology make a home more comfortable to live in.


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Sustainability and Smart Home Technology: What New Buyers Expect of the Real Estate Market

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Check out this guide explaining what Millennials want and how the housing market needs to change to meet those demands.


Dry Clothes Naturally

By Carole Coates

Consider using the time-honored and environmentally friendly clothesline instead of the energy intensive and expensive dryer.


Unlocking Your Home’s Value With Sustainability

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

A majority of home-buyers are looking for sustainable houses—check out some ways to add value to your home and capitalize on that added value.


Reflections on Living Without a Fridge

By Chris Ponzi

Living without a fridge has offered me both positive and disastrous outcomes on my homestead on a tropical mountain in Colombia.



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