5 Tips for Building a Green Home

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.

Eco-Friendly PopUp Houses Ready to Assemble

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.

DIY Tiki Torches

Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.

Dreams of a Backyard Bedroom

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.

8 Great Micro-Houses

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.

Recycled DIY Dog Bed

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.

IPad - for a Green Home?

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

A Green Home: Green Investing

Put your money where your principals are—supporting eco-conscious living projects. Invest in green companies to make a greater impact on our environment.

A Green Home: Pillowcase Pegboard

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.

A Green Home: Naked Christmas Tree

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.

Sustainable Wood: Where is the Wood We Want?

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.

Harvesting Rainwater

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.

Shopping for Salvaged Home Building Materials

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.

Green House Hunting

Managing editor Jessica Kellner discussed her early house hunting experience and her hopes to do green remodeling.