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

Rescued from Landfill, Coffee Bags Become Unique Accessories

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JavaCycle has saved more than 40 tons of burlap coffee bag from landfills.


Hand-Crafted Log Home Course

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Learn to build your own Hand-Crafted Log Home


A Year in the Round: How I Found My Host (I Swear I'm Not a Parasite!)

By Natalie Morris

A few things for a tipi dweller to consider in finding the (kind of) perfect property to call home (for a bit).


An Effective and Non-Toxic Solution for Getting Rid of Yellow Jackets’ Nests

By Miriam Landman

Yellow jackets can pose a threat to honeybees. If yellow jackets have built a nest in your yard, here's a recipe for a natural, non-toxic solution that will get rid of them. Please share your own recommendations too!


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A Year in the Round: Why a Tipi?

By Natalie Morris

Follow the logic trail in how I came to decide upon living in a canvas cone.


Safer More Attractive Roofs

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InSpire Cedar Shake is an innovative, authentic and durable mineral-filled polyolefin roof tile that delivers the genuine beauty and texture of cedar roofing without any costly regular maintenance or issues inherent with wood.


Location, Location, Location: How to choose a sustainable place to live or build

By Miriam Landman

The sustainability of one’s home depends as much (if not more) on its location as on how the house is built. If you’re looking to buy land or to buy (or rent) a house, consider the following sustainability criteria when comparing property locations.


Puyallup Speaker Spotlights: Kathy Bennett, Shepherd and Scott Bergford, Green Home Builder

By Erica Binns

Kathy Bennett and Scott Bergford will present workshops on raising sheep and keeping your green home safe at the Mother Earth News Fair, an annual sustainability festival, June 4-5, 2011 in Puyallup, Wash.



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