12/21/2015 10:27:00 AM
Discover a few of the main aspects to consider if you’re thinking of converting an aged barn into your home.
12/14/2015 3:25:09 PM
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.
6/30/2015 5:00:00 AM
Go behind the scenes of the new energy-efficient, 3,700 square foot prairie-style Proud Green Home in Wildwood, Missouri.
8/19/2014 8:44:00 AM
Consider these environment-friendly tips when remodeling your home.
1/3/2014 12:50:00 PM
Make your home feel like new again with these five home improvement ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
8/19/2013 9:23:00 AM
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!
3/11/2012 6:53:22 AM
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares five laundry tips (including a homemade natural fabric softener) for cling- and chemical-free clothing.
10/18/2011 4:11:35 PM
The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes the top projects, developers and home builders participating in its LEED program for 2011.
8/3/2011 2:26:28 PM
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
7/22/2011 8:52:49 AM
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.
7/15/2011 1:28:26 PM
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
7/7/2011 7:29:53 PM
Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.
7/7/2011 4:00:05 PM
Go ahead, play outside. These tips will keep you from being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
6/23/2011 2:35:01 PM
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
6/10/2011 2:42:53 PM
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.
5/27/2011 4:57:23 PM
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.
5/18/2011 12:00:00 AM
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 5:53:52 PM
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
5/3/2011 5:52:33 PM
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
4/27/2011 5:00:34 PM
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.
4/11/2011 5:21:59 PM
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.
3/24/2011 6:18:11 PM
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 11:46:08 AM
Put your money where your principals are—supporting eco-conscious living projects. Invest in green companies to make a greater impact on our environment.
3/7/2011 10:14:14 AM
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
2/24/2011 9:37:59 AM
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
2/14/2011 3:39:42 PM
Rescue old windows and recycle them into beautiful light fixtures.
2/11/2011 10:38:52 AM
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
1/31/2011 9:23:22 AM
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 1:10:01 PM
Keep your storage off the floor and decorate your home using birdcages.
1/17/2011 1:01:00 PM
Hemp can be made into a wide variety of products, including fashionable, functional clothing.
1/10/2011 10:52:42 AM
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 1:20:25 PM
Hang used fabric on your walls instead of paint or wallpaper.
12/27/2010 9:51:00 AM
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 10:47:46 AM
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
12/16/2010 10:00:50 AM
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison takes time out this holiday season to honor and appreciate the planet.
12/9/2010 10:59:42 AM
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.
11/30/2010 3:58:07 PM
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.
9/17/2010 1:15:02 PM
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove shares the lessons she learned building her now completed green home.
4/20/2010 5:08:50 PM
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.
3/26/2010 12:09:35 PM
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 12:06:42 PM
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 10:30:22 AM
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.
2/3/2010 3:01:41 PM
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 9:33:56 AM
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 12:53:26 PM
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.
12/28/2009 12:18:25 PM
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 12:41:41 PM
This is the first of a series of blogs about construction of a LEED Platinum-certified home on an organic farm in middle Tennessee.
9/24/2009 11:55:45 AM
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 11:40:46 AM
Natural Home guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews green home decor from MIO.
5/11/2009 12:34:41 PM
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace chats with HGTV green building expert Carter Oosterhouse about simple ways to green your home.
1/15/2008 11:43:47 AM
Managing editor Jessica Kellner discussed her early house hunting experience and her hopes to do green remodeling.