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8/24/2016
Make your home a place to relax and truly breathe easy with these tips, from cleaning air filters to vacuuming effectively and beyond.
8/2/2016
Get your morning started right with this woodworking project, and create a space for all your coffee-making supplies.
8/2/2016
From DIY sidewalk chalk to getting rid of slugs in the garden, discover unexpected uses for eggshells.
8/1/2016
These helpful items make it easy to reduce food waste and make homemade healthy food.
8/1/2016
Use these tips to organize refrigerator space and clear clutter under the kitchen sink for a more efficient home.
6/23/2016
Keep your kitchen as nature-friendly as your cooking, from eco-friendly home appliances to non-toxic house cleaners and beyond.
6/9/2016
When it comes to redecorating your home, try these tips for making environmentally-sound choices, from sustainable hardwood flooring to monitoring VOC levels in your paint and more.
4/18/2016
Get information and cost breakdowns on money and environment-saving projects from planting shade trees to a water filter for your home.
4/15/2016
Homemade croutons, salad dressing and Parmesan add extra flair to this classic Caesar salad recipe.
4/14/2016
Try these fitness apps and websites for inexpensive, effective workouts.
4/7/2016
Worried about black mold in your home? Learn how to properly identify toxic mold, remove it, and make sure it stays gone.
3/11/2016
Enjoy a wholesome breakfast or snack on-the-go with nutritious blueberry bars.
2/5/2016
Find tips for cleaning gemstones, polishing pearls and natural silver polishes that don't involve toxic chemicals.
1/27/2016
From controlling sibling fighting to experimenting with the layout of your children's room, get ideas on how to help your kids peacefully share their space.
1/14/2016
Turn every living space into a relaxing haven with these simple tips for keeping your home clutter- and anxiety-free.
12/29/2015
Make these easy-to-fix upgrades for a more home more eco-friendly, while saving a bit of money on your utility bills.
12/28/2015
Keep your air compressor working at peak performance with this simple seven step cleaning guide.
12/21/2015
Discover a few of the main aspects to consider if you’re thinking of converting an aged barn into your home.
12/14/2015
Save money on utilities and reduce your home's environmental footprint by making it eco-friendly with low-flow water fixtures, energy saving lightbulbs and other measures.
12/9/2015
Tidy your opening screen to reap benefits, such as an increased ability to focus.
12/9/2015
These items can be found easily at salvage stores and promise unconventional DIY home projects with a big payoff.
12/8/2015
Keep your sink looking shiny and new with these three all-natural tricks for removing stains.
11/11/2015
Give your pocketbook a break with these simple ways to lower your energy costs and stay comfortable this winter.
11/10/2015
Baking soda and vinegar, simple household ingredients, can be used to effectively clean your bathroom. Try them in these four applications to create a chemical-free space.
10/20/2015
Shipping container homes are the biggest trend in sustainable architecture of today. Discover the innovative solutions they offer for green and off-grid living.
10/15/2015
A great vacation can quickly become unpleasant if you suffer from motion sickness. Add natural remedies, such as ginger chews, herbal teas and more, to your holistic travel medicine kit to keep symptoms at bay.
10/9/2015
Use this quick and easy granola recipe to keep your belly and pantry full.
9/15/2015
Tackle these four essential fall cleaning chores to make your home more efficient and comfortable for winter.
9/14/2015
Make bedtime easier by creating an inviting atmosphere for your little ones with these tips for creating a routine and cozy, comfortable beds.
9/1/2015
Make simple, no-cost tweaks to your laundry room habits to reduce your home’s energy consumption, utility bills and footprint on Earth.
8/28/2015
Enjoy this simple, summery kale and tomato salad well into fall.
8/27/2015
After one family built a home they loved in Belfast, Maine, they soon realized it was using too many resources to heat. Here’s what they learned when they transitioned to a more efficient, net-zero home.
8/25/2015
Discover how organic bamboo bedding can help your child sleep better, experience fewer allergy symptoms and make your life a little bit easier.
8/17/2015
Use this simple recipe to quickly preserve your spring and summer vegetables—no canning required.
8/11/2015
Summer is great for relaxing, sunshine and bountiful harvests. Put your extra peaches, or any other kind of fruit, to good use with this great, easy cobbler recipe.
8/5/2015
Avoid preservatives and thickeners with these easy-to-make pantry staples.
7/2/2015
Add style to your bedroom with these ideas for timeless window treatment options for any space.
6/30/2015
Go behind the scenes of the new energy-efficient, 3,700 square foot prairie-style Proud Green Home in Wildwood, Missouri.
6/16/2015
Discover how clutter and your health are connected, and get tips for how to start decluttering your space for better overall well-being.
5/28/2015
The three Rs—reduce, reuse and recycle—take on a whole new meaning when you think of creative ways to use things you have around the house to make something new. Learn how to refresh sad pillows, and even make new do-it-yourself ones, out of existing items you have lying around the house.
5/22/2015
Satisfy everyone in the family with this complete vegan menu perfect for your Memorial Day get-together.
5/19/2015
Add these six quick-and-easy organizational goals to your spring cleaning checklist for a happy, decluttered home.
5/13/2015
Learning how to be a homesteader and become self-sufficient starts when you're young—long before you realize you’re even learning!
5/8/2015
Easy-to-make homemade tortilla chips are a great, healthy choice for snacking.
5/7/2015
Go green in the bedroom with these simple ideas for creating an affordable eco-friendly haven.
5/4/2015
If you’re in the process of expanding your garden into a small backyard farm, consider adding these useful tools to your shed to make the transition easier.
4/29/2015
For anyone who attempts to start their own homestead, there will be hurdles to overcome. Keep these five simple tips in mind when it comes to growing your own food, raising livestock and transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle.
4/23/2015
Living in a high-efficiency home can be a bit of an adjustment. Follow these four expert tips to make the transition go more smoothly.
4/13/2015
Increase your time spent in nature with these easy ideas for creating indoor-outdoor living spaces.
4/13/2015
Minimize indoor pollutants, protect your health and live in style with these ideas for incorporating eco-friendly, natural décor into your home.
4/9/2015
Reduce stress and help ensure the best birthing experience possible with these simple tips for preparing your home for a home birth.
4/7/2015
Whether you work-from-home, need a space to call your own or are just ready to upgrade your interior design, these six steps will transform your spare room into the perfect woman cave.
3/31/2015
Craft these DIY Asian-inspired guest soaps to reinvigorate road-weary visitors.
3/30/2015
To boost the indoor air quality of new homes, turn to these two common, energy-efficient ventilation strategies.
3/25/2015
Avoid these three common mistakes in to help ensure your efforts of DIY pest control actually work.
2/25/2015
Keep your home clean and your family healthy with these easy tips.
2/17/2015
Try one or more of these smart kitchen storage ideas to add comfort, convenience and style to small-space kitchens.
2/9/2015
The benefits of home birth outweigh the risks for many expectant mothers. These simple perks can help you decide if it’s the right choice for you and your family.
2/3/2015
Martial arts training can help with weight loss and improved mobility. Discover how this fitness regimen could benefit you and pick up a few tips for success.
2/2/2015
Super energy-efficient homeowner Sarah Lozanova answers some of the most common questions she has received from friends and family about her high-performance house.
1/29/2015
Add medicinal activated charcoal to your natural medicine chest to quickly treat infant colic and a variety of poisonings.
1/28/2015
Commercial toothpastes and gels are not the only way to keep your mouth and teeth fresh and clean. Try these home remedies for healthy teeth and gums without the risky chemicals.
1/27/2015
Homeschooling is coming to be considered a holistic approach to learning by families who want to take charge of their well-being and education.
1/26/2015
Solar energy use continues to climb by 20 percent every year. Learn more about this amazing clean energy by checking out these 10 fun facts about solar energy.
1/13/2015
Avoid the headache and stress of dealing with a pest infestation by watching for these simple signs of pests before they wreak havoc.
1/9/2015
There are myriad perks to turning your home into a net-zero living space. Learn how to find energy independence with these high-performance home tips.
12/12/2014
Can you craft delicious home cooked meals without eating up a ton of energy? Discover whether your slowly cooked Crock-Pots are any more energy efficient than stove top or oven cooking.
12/9/2014
Use these easy storage solutions to keep every room in your home organized and clutter-free.
12/3/2014
Find winter comfort in a high-performance house. With a heat recovery ventilation system you can more-efficiently heat your home.
11/26/2014
To help you keep your house free of vermin, we’ve compiled a list of five top tips on how keep pests from ever entering your home.
11/19/2014
Get inspired by early winter to decorate your home.
11/13/2014
We asked our readers to share their tiny homes: The only criteria was that they be 1000-square-feet or less. Gain inspiration with these small homes from our community of readers who love their tiny homes.
11/11/2014
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, making it more susceptible to irritation. Beat looking tired with these natural remedies for puffy eyes.
10/30/2014
Our partner ePantry offers a convenient, affordable, eco-friendly delivery service for green household essentials.
10/22/2014
After a year with her family spent in a high-performance home, one blogger shares the joys of living in a home that offers low utility bills, energy independence, comfort, lasting memories and much more.
10/7/2014
All it takes is a few deliberate and creative tweaks to turn our living space into a healthful, stress-free environment. Follow these 10 simple solutions to do just that.
10/3/2014
To lead a healthier lifestyle, green your home with these nine cost-effective solutions.
10/1/2014
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
8/19/2014
Consider these environment-friendly tips when remodeling your home.
8/13/2014
Building a tiny home from an old camper trailer brought a sense of community when family and friends pitched in to help.
8/4/2014
In Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, high-performance houses experience much more comfortable temperatures with little electric output.
7/28/2014
When it comes to “going green” at home, the purpose is clear: to conserve and manage your home’s energy intake and expenditure. A good start, especially during the hot months of summer, would be to take a look at fiberglass windows.
7/22/2014
Take the initiative and reduce your carbon footprint at home with these six tips.
7/15/2014
See how one blogger made the decision to build a tiny house and her plans to build it herself.
6/25/2014
Reach for these taste-tested, healthy granola bars next time you need a snack.
6/3/2014
Learn how to make homemade yogurt with this seasonal yogurt recipe.
5/28/2014
Summer is heating up! Discover how you can cut costs, lower your energy usage and reduce your carbon footprint all while beating the hot summer sun.
4/18/2014
Skips the hazardous commercial varieties and opt for one of these five natural air freshener options.
4/14/2014
Treat yourself to an at-home manicure with nontoxic nail polishes from Scotch Naturals, a company that creates more than 40 different nail polishes with their eco-friendly, water-based formula.
4/7/2014
See how an energy-efficient house faired it’s first winter in Maine.
3/17/2014
Find home office furniture for your office space without spending a fortune with these tips.
3/7/2014
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
2/21/2014
Learn how to be happier at home with these simple living tips.
2/12/2014
Reclaimed furniture can add a rustic yet elegant touch to your home. Find out why you should choose reclaimed over new and how to incorporate it in your home.
1/23/2014
Bringing gemstones into your home can add beauty, and some believe they offer healing benefits, too. Find out how to incorporate beautiful gems and stones into your home and life.
1/3/2014
Make your home feel like new again with these five home improvement ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
12/23/2013
Replace the sugary, salty store-bought version with this wholesome Homemade Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
11/27/2013
Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.
9/26/2013
Good stock is an important base to flavoring a lot of recipes. Learn how to make your own chicken stock at home with these instructions.
9/17/2013
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova talks about the advantages of downsizing to a small home as her family moves to Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage.
9/13/2013
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
8/30/2013
My home is going nearly 100 percent solar thanks to a local solar leasing program.
8/27/2013
Get rid of canker sores faster by turning to homemade mouth rinses, probiotics and other natural home remedies for canker sores.
8/19/2013
Think having a green home is out of your price range? Here are some easy, realistic ideas to create an eco-friendly living space that might actually save you money!
7/15/2013
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
5/30/2013
Architect and land planner Helena van Vliet incorporates biophilic design principles into her renovated house to create a home connected to nature.
4/26/2013
Tired of looking tired? Try these home remedies for dark under-eye circles.
4/19/2013
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
3/20/2013
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova works with her children to turn the heaps of candy they collected at the St. Patrick’s Day parade into homemade art projects.
3/14/2013
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
1/16/2013
Natural beauty is as close as the kitchen. Check out these seven foods for skin—as well as some homemade beauty treatments you can make from them.
12/21/2012
Vermont Natural Coatings, manufacturer of high performance naturally derived whey-based wood finishes, recently introduced new Heirloom Wipe-On PolyWhey, a durable, safe furniture finish with the look and feel of traditional hand rubbed finishes.
12/17/2012
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
12/13/2012
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
11/12/2012
Eco luxury brand VivaTerra kicks off Home for the Holidays, a 25-day/25-products half-off shopping spree featuring some of their most popular items from the year.
10/26/2012
Guest blogger Erica Binns travels to Mood Designer Fabrics to find fabric for her homemade wedding dress.
6/26/2012
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
6/20/2012
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
6/19/2012
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
5/17/2012
A Tulikivi soapstone fireplace and cook stove complement the off-grid lifestyle of a Montana man and his Earthship home.
5/15/2012
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares six recipes for homemade salad dressings, including favorites like Ranch, Caesar and Thousand Island.
4/18/2012
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
4/16/2012
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses the southern-facing 17-inch-deep windowsills of her Passive House-certified home to grow seedlings.
4/12/2012
My Mobilegro invention is much more than the next new innovative home gardening product to hit the market.
4/11/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares how she built her home's front porch from salvaged wood—and how she finds beauty in flawed materials.
3/29/2012
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
3/27/2012
From a homemade furniture polish to a skin and hair conditioner, olive oil has many uses around the home. Just check out these 15 uses for olive oil! 
3/15/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson considers quality over quantity, slow homes and creating something beautiful.
3/12/2012
These three great design blogs share inspiration to redecorate our homes on a budget—using rescued and reclaimed items.
3/11/2012
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares five laundry tips (including a homemade natural fabric softener) for cling- and chemical-free clothing.
2/29/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers advice on how to incorporate reclaimed materials into home design without the end result looking like "junk."
2/16/2012
Deconstruction, breaking down houses bit-by-bit, is a great way to find free building materials to build small low-cost homes.
2/6/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares her plans for Blackbird Studio, a 333-square-foot she plans to build.
2/2/2012
Our Natural Home & Garden cover shoot process has evolved throughout the year. Read a behind-the-scenes take on our covers.
1/26/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers inspiration to anyone wanting to build their own home from salvaged materials.
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
1/20/2012
Clutter taking over? Organize your kitchen with these decluttering tips and storage solutions.
1/17/2012
Elizabeth Richardson lays out her plan for building her own salvaged home.
1/17/2012
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
1/16/2012
Innermost House, a 144-square-foot off-grid cabin in Northern California, provides a retreat for Michael Anthony and Diana Lorence to pursue simple living.
1/2/2012
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
12/22/2011
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
12/20/2011
Roux Maison Detergens are now available in Sweet Tea and Ambrosia.
12/15/2011
Guest blogger Kim Wallace shares a simple recipe for homemade holiday sangria.
12/7/2011
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
12/6/2011
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
12/5/2011
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
11/30/2011
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
11/29/2011
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
11/29/2011
In the down real-estate market, more people are choosing to renovate rather than relocate. Use these tips to create a customized home that supports your lifestyle.
11/29/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
11/17/2011
Can't shake that cough? Clear whooping cough from your life with these natural home remedies for the treatment of whopping cough, also known as pertussis.
11/16/2011
PRIMAVERA organic airsprays naturally scent your home using essential oils.
11/16/2011
Alchemy Architects builds its first weeZero, or net-zero weeHouse, in the desert near Moab, Utah.
11/10/2011
Hammocks and High Tea designer and founder Karen Young describes the creative process and the steps it takes to create a sustainable home decor line.
11/3/2011
An amazing, off-the-grid Welsh hobbit house was built in less than four months and for less than $5,000.
11/1/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
10/31/2011
White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.
10/31/2011
Readers vote on whether they'd be most interested in learning to make hard cider, apple wine, mulled wine, ginger beer, eggnog or amaretto at home.
10/28/2011
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
10/27/2011
A lookout tower home featuring reclaimed materials connects its homeowner with her past, present and future.
10/25/2011
Here Sonya describes moving into the the NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test (reaching an amazing score of .51 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals)and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
10/25/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes moving into the first NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
10/18/2011
The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes the top projects, developers and home builders participating in its LEED program for 2011.
10/13/2011
Making granola at home is simple and allows you to customize it to your liking. Experiment with this basic recipe and discover your perfect granola.
10/6/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her likes and dislikes of homemade pizza and some of her favorite pizza parlors in the Seattle area.
10/5/2011
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County.
9/29/2011
Start decreasing your reliance on store-bought, pre-packaged foods by preserving produce at the peak of the season. Try this easy recipe for homemade sauerkraut and enjoy this season’s cabbage crop all year.
9/25/2011
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2007 Signaterra Three Blocks Red.
9/9/2011
Perched atop a cliff overlooking Montana’s Flathead Lake, this 830-square-foot off-grid cabin steps lightly on its site so as not to disturb osprey nesting in the surrounding forest.
8/11/2011
Who needs to make a trip to the grocery store when you can make these tasty cheesy crackers at home?
8/11/2011
At only 156 square feet and just 4 feet across at its widest, the Keret House in Warsaw, Poland, might just be the skinniest tiny house ever.
8/10/2011
Back to the Roots (BTTR) is collecting 20,000 pounds of coffee grounds each week, cultivating them into a rich substrate from which to grow oyster mushrooms and make grow-it-at-home mushroom kits.
8/8/2011
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
8/3/2011
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
8/3/2011
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
7/29/2011
Designed as a shotgun-style house for natural ventilation, the Alligator House was designed and built as part of the rehousing effort in post-Katrina New Orleans.
7/26/2011
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
7/22/2011
The PopUp House from House Port, Inc. embodies the definition of model green home as it utilizes sustainable methods, not only within the structure of the dwelling, but also within the interior of the home.
7/20/2011
This recipe for homemade mango ice cream has the creamy goodness of ice cream and the refreshing taste of sherbet.  Grab a spoon and dig in!
7/15/2011
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
7/14/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse Here Sonya gets ready for a busy week of subcontractors for the NewenHouse kit home. The interior of the home is nearing completion!
7/11/2011
The miniHome by Sustain Design Studio puts a modern twist on traditional trailer design.
7/7/2011
Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.
7/7/2011
Go ahead, play outside. These tips will keep you from being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
7/1/2011
Research into the potential causes of obesity doesn't lead exclusively to a poor diet and lack of exercise: Environment and exposure to endocrine disruptors can also play a role in weight gain.
6/23/2011
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
6/23/2011
We aren't the only ones who suffer from seasonal allergies. Try a few of these methods to get your pets back to their energetic, playful selves.
6/22/2011
This 275-square-foot cabin on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Ontario provides its owners with a comfortable vantage point for watching sunsets and enjoying nature.
6/14/2011
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
6/14/2011
This 433-square-foot floating home on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, feels spacious and airy on the inside.
6/10/2011
If the heat is getting you down—and out of your comfortable sleeping—take your bedroom outside and let Mother Nature cool you while you slumber.
6/5/2011
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
5/31/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the HRV (heat recovery ventilation) unit and insulation installation for the NewenHouse Kit Home.
5/27/2011
If you find yourself with a bag that seems to swallow up all of your things, consider adding snap-in coin purses to help you organize.
5/24/2011
Built from a recycled shipping container, the 160-square-foot Surfshack uses folding, moveable panels and smart design to fit all the creature comforts of home into a durable, weather-proof frame, creating a home-away-from-home on the Washington coast for an avid surfer.
5/18/2011
In her new book, Micro-Green: Tiny Houses in Nature, Mimi Zeiger profiles 36 creative, innovative small dwellings that represent a 'new, rich architectural typology.' Here are eight great examples to start fueling your fantasies.
5/13/2011
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
5/9/2011
Designed to be a comfortable, modern home with a minimum impact on the environment, the Cube generates its own energy and proves that you don't have to sacrifice creature comforts to live in a small space.
5/6/2011
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
5/3/2011
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
5/3/2011
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
4/29/2011
Relieve ear infections with this at-home remedy. One young mother takes a crash course in using herbs for this common childhood complaint.
4/27/2011
Build a sustainable dog bed out of recycled T-shirts or newspapers. When placed in a revamped end table, it makes a nice piece of doggie furniture, too.
4/27/2011
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
4/25/2011
Mayonnaise is a sandwich staple that you can easily make at home. It takes just minutes to make and you can experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations.
4/19/2011
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
4/11/2011
When stacks of mail, cards and school pictures start taking over your kitchen table or refrigerator, wage war with this project to keep it all organized and unclutter your life.
4/11/2011
Swap out your bottled ranch dressing for this easy and nutritious recipe!
4/7/2011
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
3/31/2011
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
3/28/2011
Guest blogger Mike Samsel provides an overview on how the iPad and new apps relating to home automation can help you save energy through better control of heating and cooling, lights, window coverings, irrigation and security systems.
3/25/2011
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
3/24/2011
An overview on how the IPad and new apps relating to home automation can help you save energy through better control of heating and cooling, lights, window coverings, irrigation and security systems. The leading systems providers each have IPad apps
3/11/2011
Put your money where your principals are—supporting eco-conscious living projects. Invest in green companies to make a greater impact on our environment.
3/8/2011
Naturally healthy skin need not be a daunting, complex task. It can be a delightful ritual using natural ingredients found in your own home. The important first step is to simplify your beauty routine. Learn about the five necessities.
3/7/2011
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
3/2/2011
DiggersList, city-by-city home improvement classifieds, has expanded its website to bring its services to homeowners and contractors across the country.
2/25/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes building the 12-inch remote Larsen Truss wall, which, combined with the OSB air barrier, will create a 16-inch-thick insulated wall system for the NewenHouse kit home.
2/24/2011
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
2/22/2011
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
2/21/2011
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
2/17/2011
Guest blogger Kim Wallace finds four shades of turquoise for her living room accent wall from Olympic Paint and Stain’s “Colors of Inspiration” paint color swatch booklet, which is filled with 1,200 zero-VOC interior paint colors.
2/14/2011
Rescue old windows and recycle them into beautiful light fixtures.
2/11/2011
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
2/11/2011
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
2/4/2011
Light up your Valentine's Day with all natural, herbal homemade candles.
2/4/2011
Sonya Newenhouse describes the roof truss system and air-tight barrier between the second floor and the roof for the Passive House NewenHouse Kit Home.
1/31/2011
A pillowcase and foam board are all you need for a simple, cheap and environmentally friendly way to organize notes and lists in this project.
1/24/2011
Keep your storage off the floor and decorate your home using birdcages.
1/19/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the framing process and how she finds opportunities for borrowed light in the inner walls of the NewenHouse kit home.
1/18/2011
Stand against animal testing with certified cruelty-free cosmetics and homemade lip balms and lotions.
1/17/2011
Hemp can be made into a wide variety of products, including fashionable, functional clothing.
1/12/2011
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious. 
1/10/2011
Look at your closet, and your shopping, in a whole new way. Repurpose items you already have, making a dress out of a shirt or a handbag out of men’s ties.
1/3/2011
Hang used fabric on your walls instead of paint or wallpaper.
12/30/2010
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated the perimeter of her model Passive House slab and installed an EPS foam frost skirt around the slab for cold climate construction.
12/27/2010
Take some pressure off resolutions season by choosing “world improvement” instead of just “self-improvement”. Add a green resolution to your list this year.
12/20/2010
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
12/20/2010
Instead of buying your friends gifts for the holidays this year, save money and lighten your impact on the planet by making homemade gifts. These ideas will get you started.
12/17/2010
Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.
12/16/2010
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison takes time out this holiday season to honor and appreciate the planet.
12/14/2010
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
12/14/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated under the slab of the NewenHouse prototype home and the importance of air sealing to achieve Passive House certification.
12/13/2010
Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.
12/9/2010
If you are shopping for the holidays, consider dropping off a box of donations too. Recycling goods to be re-sold is just as important as recycling them into new materials.
12/2/2010
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
12/1/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how and why the Passive House conference inspired her to change the NewenHouse kit home's design to meet Passive House certification.
11/30/2010
Get creative with your Christmas tree! Save the forests, skip the plastic greenery and really go green this holiday with a different kind of tree.
11/29/2010
Combine a variety of teas, as well as non-tea ingredients such as spices, flowers, herbs, and dried fruits, to create personal signature tea blends that you can use both for sipping and for cooking.
11/19/2010
Try one of these three simple but tasty homemade salad dressings the next time you’re in the mood for a lighter lunch or dinner. 
11/16/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the super-insulated, sustainable and small NewenHouse kit home she's planning to bring to market in 2012. The prototype, being built in Viroqua Wisconsin, is striving for LEED Platnium and Passive House certifications.
11/12/2010
As you combat dry facial skin this winter, consider using a moisturizing face mask, such as Kahina Antioxidant Mask, once a week to treat your skin to an extra dose of high-power hydration.
11/11/2010
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
11/1/2010
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
10/22/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller continues his introduction to the Passive House standard.
10/21/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers an introduction to the Passive House standard, including what makes Passive Houses energy-efficient and how they differ from passive solar homes.
10/20/2010
Follow along as architect Mark Miller takes his energy-efficient design skills to the next level with the Passive House standard.
10/5/2010
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
9/17/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove shares the lessons she learned building her now completed green home.
8/24/2010
Buck’s Biscuits Gourmet Dog Treats are made with organic ingredients and contain no preservatives, making them the perfect, all-natural dog treat for your furry friend.
8/9/2010
They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothing. Surprise your pup with these easy and delicious homemade frozen treats to keep him cool in the heat.
6/29/2010
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins outlines ways to build green while keeping a light footprint on the earth.
6/24/2010
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
6/4/2010
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
5/19/2010
Jessica explains how she achieved an entirely biodegradable wedding reception with bamboo disposable plates, biodegradable plastic cups and soy candles.
5/11/2010
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
4/20/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove recounts the unexpected expenses she faced while building her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse. Selove is building her green dream home to LEED Platinum standards.
3/30/2010
Jessica shares her sustainable wedding food find after locating eco-minded caterers in the Kansas City area.
3/26/2010
Natural Home guest blogger John Patrick explains why he and his wife, guest blogger Rebecca Selove, designed their sustainable Tennessee farmhouse for passive solar gain and a 5.17-kilowatt photovoltaic system. John and Rebecca are building their sustainable Tennessee farmhouse home to LEED Platinum standards.
3/17/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove picks natural, native sandstone to use in her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED Platinum standards.
2/22/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove explains why she chose Southern Forest Initiative-certified wood for the framing lumber of her sustainable Tennessee home that she is building to LEED Platinum standards.
2/16/2010
Design your dining room with patterned placemats from Amenity. Made of organic cotton and hemp, these placemats come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your room.
2/4/2010
Need to save money on Valentine’s Day gifts this year? Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares six simple ideas for homemade gifts to give your sweetheart.
2/3/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove explains why she and her husband, John, are aiming for LEED Platinum-certification for their rural Tennessee farmhouse.
1/20/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove narrows down her choices of Energy Star-rated appliances for her LEED-certified home in Tennessee.
1/15/2010
Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.
1/15/2010
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
1/15/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove considers rainwater cistern options for harvesting rainwater at her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED standards.
12/29/2009
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
12/28/2009
Salvaged products can be attractive components of a new home. Salvaged materials help save resources and money while adding distinctive features. One source of salvaged materials, Habitat Home Stores, also supports housing development for low-income families.
12/17/2009
This is the first of a series of blogs about construction of a LEED Platinum-certified home on an organic farm in middle Tennessee.
12/11/2009
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
12/10/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren weighs the pros and cons of live and artificial trees in her quest for an eco-friendly Christmas tree.
11/20/2009
Myriah Scruggs and Nadia Yaron, the design duo behind Nightwood, deconstruct abandoned furniture pieces and then reconstruct them into folksy-modern works of art.
10/27/2009
Artist Boris Bally’s edgy, street-smart furniture is made from recycled street signs.
10/23/2009
Handmade from start to finish, Michelle Prosek’s jazzy art glass adds an eco-modern element to any room. Find her unique glass art in her Etsy shop.
10/16/2009
J Clay Pottery features all your favorite foodie items—mugs and plates to bowls and sake sets—in all-natural clay and nature-inspired colors.
10/15/2009
Making your own compost bin is simple. Compost bins are great for disposing kitchen scraps to make fresh, rich compost for your garden.
10/9/2009
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
9/24/2009
Patters and personality galore, Plover Organic’s organic cotton bedding and kitchen textiles add just the right amount of spice to your green home decor.
9/16/2009
Natural Home guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews green home decor from MIO.
9/15/2009
Stylish furniture typically doesn’t involve discarded trash—but the designs of Studio Jo Meesters do. Studio Jo Meesters introduces “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces,” a fun collection of furniture pieces made from recycled materials that contain just as much panache
9/10/2009
Mystic Masala offers Ayurveda-based candles, soaps, and body products made from sustainable herbs and fair trade methods in Nepal.
9/4/2009
From perpetually sunny Orange Country, California, Humble sells extremely eco-conscious home décor accessories featuring designs that will remind you of summer’s past.
8/17/2009
Natural Home guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews certified-organic fabrics from Harmony Art.
7/31/2009
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
7/29/2009
For a quick (and inexpensive) burst of color, nothing beats painting the walls. Here’s why it’s worthwhile to make the paint you use low-VOC.
7/16/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
6/30/2009
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
6/2/2009
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
6/1/2009
The signs of a carpet beetle or moth infestation can be as small as a few holes in a favorite shirt. These herbal repellents and preventative sachets will protect your favorite fabrics.
6/1/2009
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
6/1/2009
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
5/29/2009
Cleaning floors can be a bummer. Brighten up with our two recipes for clean floor success. Learn how to turn old towels into eco-friendly cloth towels for your Swiffer and try our homemade floor cleaner recipe. 
5/27/2009
Simple salad dressings provide bursts of herbal flavor to your salad greens.
5/22/2009
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
5/22/2009
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
5/22/2009
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
5/11/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace chats with HGTV green building expert Carter Oosterhouse about simple ways to green your home.
4/9/2009
Jessica offers her top tips for shopping for used and antique home furnishings.
4/7/2009
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
1/21/2009
La Chanh Nguyen's eco-friendly designs are changing the function common household items. Her process is simple; she deconstructs an object and recreates it with a green purpose and function.
1/15/2009
International eco-artist David Trubridge designs furniture, lighting and home accessories that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also environmentally responsible.
12/24/2008
Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.
12/22/2008
With all the wonderful products that walk across our desks here at Natural Home, here are a few that have stood out during the holiday season. Grab these last-minute gifts for your friends, family, or even yourself. And remember: Green is not just for the holidays. Any of these products would be great year round.
12/22/2008
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
12/19/2008
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
12/15/2008
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it!  It's easy.
12/11/2008
I make the cookie-of-the-month for my brother-in-law, and he loves it.
12/11/2008
Herbs might not be the first thing that come to mind when you start considering ways to save money, but they actually can be a great help in cutting costs while boosting health, flavor and the general deliciousness of life.
11/13/2008
Jessica talks about her recent trip to the Washington D.C. Green Festival and other locations the Natural Home crew will be visiting this fall and winter.
11/13/2008
Matt divulges into who really wins in the end when McDonalds' stock is up and the stock market is down.
8/20/2008
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
6/12/2008
Jessica gives an update on her townhouse greening: a recycling center, cardboard art, and upgraded lighting and bathroom fixtures.
5/6/2008
Jessica hunts for eco-friendly and secondhand items to make her new townhome greener. Greening an apartment or home you don't own can be a challenge, but searching for eco-friendly products is fun.
1/15/2008
Managing editor Jessica Kellner discussed her early house hunting experience and her hopes to do green remodeling.


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