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

Building a Cabin with a Portable Sawmill

By Billy Reeder, The Wood-Mizer Team

By sawing his own lumber from fallen trees, Billy Reeder not only built his cabin debt-free on family land, he also built a new life — a deliberate life. A good life.


Why Mud Homes Don’t Melt in the Rain (Sometimes They Do)

By Atulya K Bingham

Many people wonder about mud homes and heavy rain. What happens in a flood? Will a house of earth ‘melt’? Here are a few ways to help your mud home cope with the wet.


How to Green Clean Your Wallpaper

By Sommer Poquette

Cleaning your wallpaper must be done carefully. Here are ways to do it safely as well as greenly.


Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

By Crystal Stevens

Looking for alternatives to store-bought gifts? Check our these eco-friendly holiday gift ideas. Green your holiday season by making your own gifts, gifting experiences, or giving plants- the gifts that keep on giving.


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Steps to Guard Against Indoor Air Pollution

By Jacques Touillon, AirBoxLab

Indoor air is polluted by volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These gases are emitted into the air from products like pesticides, air fresheners, cleaning products, paint and paint remover, personal care products, appliances, furniture and building products, including carpet and pressed-wood floors, and more. Learn several steps to take to guard against indoor air pollution and how indoor air quality monitors can help.


Why Home Insulation Is Important Year-Round

By Paul Kazlov, Global Home Improvement

Home insulation can no longer be regarded as something homeowners simply put off as a vague way to be environmentally conscious. Insulating one’s home properly is the best way to cut down on those surging energy costs plaguing every homeowner.


3 Gifts Made from Recycled Materials

By Kari Klaus, Viva Green Homes

Gifting is more enjoyable when you know that the gifts you are giving are environmentally conscious and a lot of fun, plus the recipients will be totally in love. VivaGreenHomes.com released its annual eco-friendly gifts list this year with everyone in mind: men, women, children and pets.


10 Reasons to Build an Earthbag House

By Atulya K. Bingham

My earthbag home has liberated me from a mortgage. The technique has numerous benefits. Here’s my list of why anyone might want to think about an earthbag home.



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