Green Living

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

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.


Tips for Minimizing Mold

By Anna Twitto

Dealing with persistent mold that develops in your house.


How to Make Clay Paint

By Tom Keeling

A short guide about how we made a durable, nice, consistent matt finish clay paint for our cob walls using natural materials.


Both Freshwater Fish and Your Wallet Want You To Make Some Changes!

By Kari Klaus

The average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water per day, but nations with comparable standards of living use less than half that amount!


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The Making of a Solar, Passive, Off-Grid Home: The Architect’s Story

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

The design of a passive solar building is the compilation of art, architecture, astronomy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This is how they are created.


Plastic-Free July & Other Tips to Reduce Your Waste

By Kari Klaus, Viva Green Homes

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle extends beyond using renewable energy and reducing your water consumption, applying easy ways to reduce your trash and plastic usage can have profound impacts on your environmental footprint.


How to Win the Battle of the Thermostat

By Jennifer Tuohy

Thermostats are an amazing invention, but the proper temperature settings can often become a matter of debate within a household. Fortunately, the advent of smart thermostats can now mitigate or even totally eliminate these battles.


Consider Zoning Laws when Purchasing Homestead Land

By Ryan Tollefsen, Unity Home Group

If you're interested in homesteading, understanding zoning laws in your area can help you find the right place to settle and build your homestead.



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