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  • House Blog Highlight: A House By The Park

    Seattle, one of our favorite (and we feel most underrated) cities in the world, has an enormous amount of interesting homes and a plethora of DIY resources. From luxury houseboats to…

  • Home Depot Energy Audits are Free

    Home Depot won’t come into your home to perform an energy audit, but with the Cash for Caulkers program a go they should consider it. Hey if President Obama delivered a…

  • Home Star – Cash for Caulkers is a Go!

    It’s official the Cash for Caulkers program is a go. Today while speaking at the Brookings Institute, President Obama announced that new spending is required to give the economy another push.…

  • Tips to Remove Lead Paint Safely

    Old homes are not the only ones likely to be contaminated with lead paint. Any home built before 1980 should have it’s interior and exterior paint tested for lead. The older…

  • Top 10 Green Building Products 2009

    Jetson Green has tipped us to BuildingGreen’s Top 10 list of green building products for 2009. They breakdown their choices with a brief description, why it’s green and what level of…

  • Scrap Wood to Awesome Table

    Re-Nest turned us onto this amazing DIY table built from scraps of wood gathered from an industrial area of decaying buildings. With the help of some friends a little know-how this…

  • Welcome Aboard Your Repurposed Train Car Home

    In the ongoing quest to recycle and structures for use as live/work spaces, these train cars have followed the lead of re-purposed shipping containers and are now being transformed into permanent…

  • 3 Easy Lawn Care Tips

    Our interview with Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care was eye-opening and he left us with 3 invaluable lawn care tips that we wanted to highlight again. His primary mantra…

  • Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

    We’re always inspired by entrepreneurs who see an opportunity that aligns with their passion and dive right in. Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care fits that description and has been…

  • The Bathroom Reinvented: Turning to Greywater

    Close loop water systems are sustainable and a major step in water conservation. Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC’s of re-routing a home’s…

  • An iPhone App You Wood Want

    iPhone apps for the remodeling and diy enthusiast are plentiful. There’s an app to pick a paint color and an app to level a shelf but we recently got a handy…

  • China Sees the Light…of Solar Power

    Although there are many factors at play when it comes to toxic materials that have been used to build homes, some of these materials have originated from China (Drywall to be…

  • Reusing Materials from Building Demolitions

    An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED…

  • LEED Certified Homes for the Middle-Class?

    This manufactured home built in Cobb County, Georgia is the first home of it’s type to get a platinum LEED certification. Once only thought to be available to the rich who…

  • Chinese Drywall Now Radioactive

    A few months ago we got word that the Consumer Product Safety Commission had issued warnings regarding the use of certain Chinese made drywall due to it’s smell, corrosive gases and…

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green

    Beyond the plethora of magazines and websites that extol the virtues of living a greener lifestyle and one which not only is minimally invasive to the environment but also saves you…