Green Homes

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

The No-Mortgage Natural Cottage

By Chris McClellan

From treehouses to tiny homes on wheels, a no-mortgage shelter can help you eschew expensive rent and debt.

A Tiny Home 3 Different Ways

By Megan Wild

You've probably seen the traditional look of a tiny home - here are 3 other materials you can use to build a tiny home.

Building Mistakes: Prevention and Correction

By Anna Twitto

Everybody makes mistakes while building; while planning ahead is essential, be prepared to make some adjustments.

Metal Roof Retrofitting: Is It Worth Your Time?

By Megan Wild

Retrofitting a metal roof over your current roof saves you time in terms of application, but does it pay off in terms of energy saving? We take a look.


What's So Hot About Infrared Grills?

By Jennifer Tuohy

Infrared cooking employs radiation to help gas grills cook food faster, more evenly, and with fewer flare-ups. Initially, the high cost of this technology restricted its use to high-end commercial kitchens. But now, it's available to home chefs.

The ABCs of LED Lighting (Infographic)

By Jennifer Tuohy, Home Depot

Use this infographic to brighten your mind (and your bathroom) by cutting through all the jargon and soaking up just the facts in your quest to flip the switch from incandescent to LED.

Get Money for Your Green Upgrades

By Lyra DeLora, Viva Green Homes

A fixer-upper’s guide to find money for residential energy efficiency upgrades.