Energy-efficient homes are a hot commodity for modern buyers.
Fall is the perfect time to plan construction for your new home. Here's what you need to know to keep it green.
Alan Beckwith is a carpenter, gardener, farmer, jeweler, and hunter. In 1980, he bought 40 acres in the coastal California hills, and built a homestead in a valley, the house on the banks of a year-round creek. It’s a homemade, home-crafted house with gardens and animals all blending together to create a working entity, a self-created place to not just survive, but thrive.
Five ways you can begin to live greener and also save money at the same time with your family.
Installing central air is not a simple task, so having all the information you need is important. Installing ceiling fans, energy-efficient curtains, and maintaining the cleanliness of your unit will keep this project economical and environment-friendly. Learn the building codes and safety measures you need to get started installing an AC unit.
In 1987, my fiancé Jude purchased a 1960s house surrounded by grass within walking distance of city center. Faced with a tight budget, we started with interior repairs, added extra insulation in the attic and dug a small garden in the backyard. Looking back, this would be considered “bliss”. Here’s how we transitioned over three years to self-sufficient, nearly off-grid living.
How do you decide what size of solar system you really need and how to install a ground mount system? Frozen bark on trees and the questions how’s the best way to debark them?
Over the years, Sisters on the Fly has blossomed into a terrific organization that empowers women of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences to come out and camp together in a safe, generous, and joyful way. The key components of this “gang” are our trailers, which have been restored, modified, gussied-up, and decorated to the nth degree, often with fabulous murals to greet our fellow travelers with.