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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.

Masonry Heaters: Be in Control of Your Home Energy with Efficient Wood Heat

By Eric Schroeder

Masonry heaters embody a principle that industrial society seems to have forgotten and which may hold the key to our futures.

Starting Corn in the Living Room and Other Mistakes We Made Goin’ Country

By Lenora Thompson

After I moved to the country eight years ago, I needed to learn to adjust to cleaning a 108-year-old house and made some gardening mistakes, too.


Lloyd Kahn’s Half-Acre Homestead

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

With no mortgage and living in a place that he loves, Lloyd Kahn recounts his handmade world in The Half-Acre Homestead.

6 Easy Ways to Live a More Zero-Waste Life

By Tammy Taylor

Check-out these 6 simple ways to live a more zero-waste life and ensure your carbon and environmental footprint is kept to a minimum.

When Recycling Stops, Go Zero Waste!

By Emma Martin

When international trade laws prevent the sale of U.S. recyclables, lower the barriers your household faces going zero waste.

From Horse Barn to Wellness Center, Part 10: Drop Ceilings and Concrete Flooring

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

In the journey to remodel a horse barn into a commercial wellness center, the builder selects the panels for a drop ceiling and experiments with exposed aggregate flooring.

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