Green Living

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

Small-Home Virtues

By Bruce McElmurray

Living in a small home can have many virtues and benefits.

The Ultimate Home Winterization Tool Kit

By Jennifer Tuohy

42 percent of your utility bill goes toward heating your home. Therefore, taking measures to button up your home for the winter months will conserve both energy and money. Here are 10 tools for effective home winterization.

How to Reduce Your Home’s Energy Usage in 2018

By Megan Wild

Is your New Year's Resolution to spend less on utilities? Here's how to start reducing your energy usage.

More DIY Homebuilding Tips

By Carole Coates

If you're a first-time homebuilder, the author has some tips for you based on her own homebuilding experience.


5 Winter Projects to Help You Get Ready for Spring

By Bobbi Peterson

Take a look around your house and see what spaces need your attention. Here are a few things you can do to get your house ready for spring.

4 Ways to Upgrade an Old Homestead

By Bobbi Peterson

Country living does not mean an outdated lifestyle. You can live comfortably and well with a modern standard of living that benefits yourself, your family and the environment

Reflections from a Debt-Free Homestead

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

What we’ve learned in 40-50 years building a house, gardening, raising chickens, and installing solar power? I’ve learned that self-sufficiency is not attainable. It’s like perfection — you never get there.

Rethinking Refrigeration: The Benefits of a Smaller Fridge

By Jennifer Tuohy

A great way to simplify your kitchen while making your home more sustainable is by using a smaller refrigerator. Here are some ideas to help make that happen.

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