Modern History: America’s Oldest Net-Zero Home

By installing state-of-the-art technology and alternative energy systems, self-described “average couple” Kelly and Matt Grocoff transform their century-old house into a cutting-edge net-zero home.

Matt converted a neighbor's old playhouse into a chicken coop using salvaged materials from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and the Ann Arbor Recycle ReUse Center. The chickens eat weeds and pests and contribute fertilizer to the yard.
Photo By Kevin J. Miyazaki