Green Home Ideas from Mother Earth News
Build your own
new solar house or add energy saving features to your
existing home with the help of these practical guides.
MotherEarthNews.com Mother Earth News has
provided solid information on many topics related to sustainable
living and natural building for several decades, and now many of
these articles are available on-line. Here are just a few
samples of their green building articles:
Build a Solar Home and Let the Sunshine In
By Dan Chiras
If you're planning to build your dream home someday, this
article could save you thousands of dollars. Including simple,
passive-solar features in any style home can cost next to
nothing up front and save you unbelievable amounts over the
long-term in reduced energy bills.
Go Solar and Save Big!
By Clarke Snell
Every homeowner needs to know that passive solar design results
in huge savings on energy bills. This article is a great primer
on passive solar design ideas for new and existing homes.
All About Insulation
by Dan Chiras
Make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient with
today's insulation options.
Natural Swimming Pools
By Douglas Buege and Vicky Uhland
With a minimum of materials and without an arsenal of chemicals,
you can build an idyllic water oasis right in your own back yard
and thwart summertime's sultry dog days.
Build a Simple Solar Heater
By Gary Reysa
This low-cost plan lets you turn any south wall into a source of
Money Does Grow on Trees
By Marshall Glickman
Proper landscaping can reduce home utility bills by as much as