Green Living

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

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.

How to Speed up Your Home's Improvement Projects

By Megan Wild

Working with a contractor can be a long, drawn-out process that can negatively impact your wallet and the Earth. Here's how to speed it up.

Small Homes Are Just the Right Size

These homeowners downsized their lives to inhabit hand-built spaces that are easier and cheaper to maintain.


Use Fish for Natural Mosquito Control

By Anna Twitto

Set up an outdoor fish tank to reduce your local mosquito population.

I Built My House for Extreme Weather

By Ed Essex

Features we added to our new home to protect it from severe storm damage.

Green Bathroom Improvements for Your Home

By Megan Wild

Your bathroom is the room in your house that accounts for much of your home's water use. Here's how to combat that with green home improvements.

10 Beautiful and Useful Things You Can Create with Earth Plaster

By Atulya K. Bingham

A short guide to earth (clay) plaster and the amazing things you can do with it.

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