Green Living

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

The Half-Acre Homestead: Designing the House

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

Building, then living in, a home is like an instrument you’re constantly tuning or a book you’re continually rewriting. It’s a process that’s never over.

Get More Heat from Your Woodstove or Fireplace This Burning Season

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Learn to maximize your draft, use fire bricks and fans, and several more ways to get the most out of wood heating

Scrap Wood Treasure: Salvage Useful ‘Sticker’ Lumber from Big Box Stores

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

Salvage useful wood scraps from Big Box lumber stores for firewood and projects.

A Biofuel-Powered Hybrid Home on Wheels by Sunray Kelley

By Lloyd Kahn  

SunRay Kelley’s Gypsy Wagon is an exciting, sustainable home on wheels built from a camper vehicle.


5 Reasons Why You Need an Energy Assessment

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Consider getting an energy assessment especially if you are planning home renovations, adding solar or just want to save money.

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.

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters