Can This Home Be Greened? Sleepless No More

Living in a small house gives Brian Higgins and Jill Weems more money to spend on adventures than on a mortgage and utilities, more time for community service, and a way to show friends and family the benefits of living in a small, sustainable space.

This attractive Avalon Hideaway fireplace by Travis Industries of Mukilteo, Washington, heats rooms of up to approximately 650 square feet in Seattle’s marine climate. The Avalon Hideaway takes in fresh air from—and vents to—the outside of the house.