Green Homes

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

First LEED-Certified Home in Alaska Is Up For Sale

By Kari Klaus, Viva Green Homes

What it's really like to buy, sell and market a green home.

Guide to Green-Roof Options for Your Home

By James White

Are you ready to make your home or living space greener? Now is the time to get started; look up and think about how you could give back to nature, starting with your roof.

Try a New, Improved Swamp Cooler

By David A. Bainbridge

Using loads of energy to stay cool? Consider an efficient cooling unit called an indirect evaporative cooler, an advanced version of a “swamp cooler.”

Eco-Friendly Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space This Spring

By Ronique Gibson

Warmer weather brings greater focus to porches, patios, and outdoor spaces in general. Here are some tips to ensure that outdoor space makeovers are done in an eco-friendly and environmentally safe way.


Off-Grid and Underground

By Steve Rees

A homesteader introduces readers to his quest for a simpler life, which led to the construction of a unique underground home.

Timber Framers Gather to Construct Public Pavilion

By Leeanne Seaver

Timber framers from around the world gathered in a small town in Michigan to raise a community pavilion.

5 Tips for a Greener Kitchen Remodel

By Jennifer Tuohy

In order to be environmentally friendly, a kitchen remodel should reduce energy use, reuse or recycle materials, and minimize the carbon footprint of the remodeling project. Here are five tips to keep in mind in order to achieve a greener, cleaner kitchen.

How to Make a Wine Rack out of a Wood Pallet

By Jennifer Tuohy

Pallets can have many uses. And they can be re-purposed into just about anything. This article shows how to re-purpose a wood pallet into a wine rack.