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.
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.
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.
Find winter comfort in a high-performance house. With a heat recovery ventilation system you can more-efficiently heat your home.
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.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova talks about the advantages of downsizing to a small home as her family moves to Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova details her excitement about raising her children in a multi-generational ecovillage once her family moves to the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Maine.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova explains the benefits of raising kids in cohousing communities such as the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage her family is moving into.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares her plans for Blackbird Studio, a 333-square-foot she plans to build.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers inspiration to anyone wanting to build their own home from salvaged materials.
Elizabeth Richardson lays out her plan for building her own salvaged home.
Jessica features Dan Phillips, Phoenix Commotion founder and builder of fascinating houses built with reclaimed materials, as the first in her Throwback Thursdays series.
The American Institute of Architects' most recent housing trends survey shows housing sizes inching back up again after the first declines in decades. Will people still want smaller houses in better economic times?
At the Healthy Homes Conference in Denver, a health care pioneer said healthy housing is as important as diet and exercise in maintaining well being and that access is a social justice issue. The Home Depot Foundation is addressing that.
When a fire destroyed their home and office near San Luis Obispo, Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper seized the opportunity to build the off-the-grid straw bale home of their dreams. Their comfortable compound now houses two other families as well.
The Reincarnated McMansion Project aims to tear down one inefficient, climate-insensitive suburban house and replace it with two small, green, handcrafted homes.
The $300 House Project challenges student and professional designers to create housing that shelters the poorest of the poor with safety and dignity. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to see their $300 houses built and reproduced.
The Phoenix Commotion gives low-income people trade skills and shelter by teaching them to build their own homes--from garbage. You'd be amazed at what can be used to build a house when the desire and commitment exist.
BuildingGreen.com founder and Environmental Building News editor Alex Wilson wins Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.
The American Institute of Architect’s Home Design Trends Survey confirmed what Natural Home predicted in January—Americans are moving to smaller homes.
Americans are turning to smaller, affordable housing. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence looks into this trend.