Having had a nice home, income and finally being able to “sit back and enjoy” was not as satisfying as we thought, so we sold everything to move to the woods of Nova Scotia to start our new adventure: building our log home using solar energy and living off the grid.
Find out what prospective homebuyers and owners need to know about the asbestos. Information will be provided on the use of asbestos, where you can find it, when and how it is harmful, and things you should do to ensure your natural health in your own home.
The introduction to earthships was in the 1970s, built with tires, glass bottles, and cans. With minimal construction waste and offering an off the grid lifestyle, this is certainly a great eco-friendly home that can benefit the society if made commercial. But like most things in life, these sustainable homes have their advantages and disadvantages. We explore some of them here.
Mike Basich has a passion for building that is only equaled by his passion for snowboarding. His cabin is located on 40 acres about three miles in the backcountry near the Donner Pass, and during the winter, is only accessible by snowmobile, snow cat, or on snow shoes. The first time I went out there, he put me on the front of his snowmobile, stood up behind me, and proceeded to blast through the wilderness at 50 MPH, floating like a snowflake.
Smart residents of Olympia, Washington, are making creative use of city programs to make their neighborhoods more green and resilient.
One home manufacturing company hopes to disrupt the home construction industry with sustainable practices.
Earthen plaster allows homeowners to connect with their homes and the earth in a practical and beautiful way. Learn how to work with this fun material.
Moving is stressful enough without thinking about how the impact will affect the Earth. Here are some ways you can lower your impact.
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