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  • Treehouses Never Get Old

    We love treehouses at C&H: in fact, the more luxurious or exotic, the better! So when I first spotted these new designs on Casa Sugar about German company Baumraum, I was…

  • Swiss Earth House

    Well, I’ve always wanted an underground lair. Luckily, I’ve found one that looks more pastoral than evil and gloomy. Made of concrete and earth, this Swiss estate is a cluster of…

  • Ipe Wood Decking

    Ipe wood decking came on the scene quickly and it seemed the whole world went wild. Once consumers get a feel for it, the hype didn’t let up and now demand…

  • Dive Into An Eco-Friendly Swimming Pool

    Is there anything more refreshing than jumping into your own green swimming pool? No, not a pool filled with algae. That would be gross. A green swimming pool is one that…

  • Build a Green Roof on Your Potting Shed

    What goes better than plants and green building? Well, nothing, really. So how about building a green roof on that potting shed, creating a miniature garden? Having a green roof does…

  • Cool Dog Mows the Lawn

    Dog’s are super smart so the next logical step is to train them to help us with yard work. This German Shepherd mows the lawn and looks good doing it. We…

  • Contain DIY Waste With The Bagster

    My inspiration for C&H blog posts knows no bounds–magazines, newspapers, HGTV, friends and family–and now, television commercials. Last night, I found myself intrigued by an ad for The Bagster, a dumpster…

  • Create a Lawn Mower Maze

    I have trouble believing that there is anyone that would actually want to do this, but I digress. Lawn mowing can be an art form. For those of you inclined to…

  • Lawn Mower Modifications: Power = Fun

    Sit-on mowers are becoming increasingly popular and manufacturers are responding by adding more bells and whistles which have also brought costs up in some models to that of a small car.…

  • What The Heck Is Rurbalization?

    You may have heard this term before. It’s also been called “the new urbanism” or “agrarian urbanism”. The idea is that city neighborhoods could be built and restructured in order to…

  • Make Mowing Easy with a Flagstone Edging Strip

    It’s the classic dilemma. You have a beautiful border garden around your patio or foundation. Bright blooms and neatly mulched beds compliment your lush green lawn. All is right with the…

  • Luxury Treehouse Designs

    Treehouses have come a long way since the days of Little Rascals. There are now firms that specialize in designing luxury treehouses, many of which are built using sustainable materials and…

  • 5 Summer Projects Anyone Can Do

    Now that summer is officially here, we’ve got 5 projects that anyone can do that will improve your quality of summer living. Build a wooden trellis Install a screened in porch…

  • Can You Live in 220 Square Feet?

    A lot of design in green homes often raises the question – how much space do we really need? Architect Michael Katz and designer Janet Corne offer the L41 (“all for…