Green Living

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

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.

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.

Felted Wool Dryer Balls

By Susan Verberg

Rumble and tumble your laundry with natural upcycled wool.


Bridge the Growing Seasons with Real Greenery

By Benjamin Whitacre

Plant evergreens in your landscape to harvest for all-winter cheer and create beautiful wreaths for all-year cheer.

Construct a Secure Storm Shelter

By Spike Carlsen

Stay safe when tornadoes or high winds hit your area with this severe-weather shelter that can be added to a garage or basement.

From Horse Barn to Wellness Center, Part 2: Structural Assessment

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

Following the journey to remodel a horse barn into a commercial wellness center on a Midwestern property zoned for agriculture.

Invest in Recreational Land for Revenue and Enjoyment

By Erika Benson, Gokce Capital

While not always suitable for home building, recreational land is an often-overlooked asset or investment.

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