Green Homes

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

Technology for Disaster Preparedness

By Liam Kivirist, JDI Enterprises

There's a growing lineup of technology that tackles the challenges of off-grid-survival in sometimes extreme environments or during catastrophic events. A few of my family's many favorites include BioLite's latest CampStove 2, LuminAID's PackLite 16, and Power Practical's Luminoodle Light Rope.


Seniors Build the First Hemp Tiny Homes in Washington State

By Pat Rasmussen, Senior Hemp Tiny Homes

Seniors are building the first hemp tiny homes in Washington State with solar panels on top to provide green, affordable housing. Many seniors live on social security of less than $800 a month and need a warm, secure home – and they can have one, a tiny home. Together, we’re setting off a new green, affordable revolution: hemp tiny homes for seniors!


5 Ways to Clean the Air in Your House

By Jennifer Tuohy

Indoor air pollution is one of modern society’s deadliest silent killers. Removing offending items can be difficult and in some cases impossible to do, but there are some simple steps you can take to help make the air quality in your home cleaner. Here are five things you can do to help combat indoor air pollution.


The Eco-Friendly Home Office

By Destiny Hagest, Permies.com

No commute, a great recycling program, and an energy-efficient office space: Telecommuting has put the power of controlling the environmental sustainability back into our hands. Could this be the next big push in sustainability?


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Green Stormwater Management & Your Home

By Megan Wild

As summer showers bring excess rain to your home, here are a few "green" ways you can manage the water.


5 Fun, Eco-Friendly Ways to Light Up Your Backyard

By Jennifer Tuohy

The right illumination is a necessity for spring and summer outdoor activities. And with the proliferation of solar and LED into consumer lighting, outdoor lighting has never been easier—or greener. Here are five solutions for fun, eco-friendly ways to light up your backyard.


5 Tips for Building a Partially Earth-Sheltered Home

By Paul Wood

Earth-sheltered homes offer many advantages to green builders. A builder who constructed one shares five things he learned during his DIY process.


10 Mother's Day Gifts for Homesteading Moms

By Destiny Hagest, Permies.com

For the moms that spend more time in the dirt than they do in the dishes, this wishlist is for you. From egg aprons to the perfect coffee cup, I have you covered, mama.