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Can Homes Be Cheap, Green AND Attractive?

If you've spent any time on the freeways and highways of this country, you've probably seen a prefabricated home lumbering down the road with an "Oversized Load" sign. They're instantly recognizable…

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3 Sustainable Building Options

With every new building or home that gets constructed, added on, or remodeled comes the opportunity to create a structure that uses less energy and more sustainable materials. The options for sustaina…

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Building with Reclaimed Materials—Get Inspired!

Lately, I've come across several inspirational stories of people building homes or other structures with reclaimed materials—materials that would have otherwise been hauled away to a landfill. Some…

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5 Funky Green Homes: A Cave, Honeycomb, Trash Home, and 2 Castles

One of the best parts of editing Natural Home was finding houses that push the conventional edge—and meeting the crazy geniuses who built them. These are the people who refuse to listen when other peo…

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Gift Guide for the Energy-Conscious Consumer

'Tis the season for giving and receiving, and if you're a procrastinating last-minute shopper like me, chances are you're looking for a little help this week!  Well, I have good news.  If visions of e…

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At What Cost Do We Want Green Homes?

“What do you consider to be the single most important factor in determining if a home is green?” Homeowners were asked this question in a recent study  by FreeGreen. Hands down, the answer came down …

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Historic Preservation: This Place Matters

Years ago I stood with members of my community and encircled a beautiful old Victorian-style home and its grounds that stood very close to the road. The highway department had proposed the removal of …

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