Green Living

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

Geothermal Heat Pumps: How We Installed Our Green Alternative to Fuel Oil Heating

By Allison Ehrman

Follow along as a couple in Northern Maryland researches the physical and financial requirements for installing a geothermal heat pump in their new country home.

Boat Builder Constructs Sailboat-Inspired Handmade Home

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

From boat-building, Dean Ellis learned to work with metal. With this house overlooking a beautiful stretch of coast, he decided to build a metal-frame house. Learn how Dean used a unique curved steel method to construct a beautiful sailboat-inspired handmade home.

Considering a Tiny Home? 8 Things to Think Through

By Kayla Matthews

Without an understanding of local laws, homeowners with tiny houses can face zoning fines and in extreme cases, eviction.

DIY Algae Bioreactor from Recycled Water Bottles

Lessen your carbon footprint by building this DIY algae bioreactor capable of producing its own biofuel.


DIY Electricity Wind Turbine

Use a home built, DIY wind turbine on your property to create electricity from natural wind power.

Eco-Friendly Shed Options

By Sally Coulthard

Keep your shed eco-friendly and check out this list to find out what type of materials to use when building a shed.

How To Conduct a Simple DIY Home Energy Audit

By Sarah Hancock

Performing a home energy audit is a quick, simple, effective way to reduce your carbon footprint, maintain your home, and save money on your energy bills. This 7-step guide will help you to determine which areas of your house have room for improvement, as well as provide recommendations that you can implement for a more energy-efficient home.

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