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If you're really serious about reducing your consumption and about saving money, you can start by downsizing your home. Here are the reasons why you should do it, and some help about how to do it.
Learn when to get a home inspection, download my checklist, and benefit from my 40 years' experience as a real estate investor.
Time to start working on my outdoor projects. First on the list is a garden shed, but which of the shed kits is the one for me?
So you've decided to go the DIY route and you're going to build a shed yourself. If you've never undertaken such a major project, we have some great advice for you.
Do you know how to install rain gutters -- you know, the kind of eavestroughs you can buy at the hardware store?
Well, we did it, and not just once, but twice!
Visitors' questions about green homes are posted here, along with our answers. Use the contact form on this page for your own questions.
Type your wall area into our FREE drywall calculator and presto! you get how much drywall, how much joint compound, how many fasteners, and how much tape to buy. Easy!
Renovating? Include some deconstruction for achieving your sustainability goal! We show you how it's done, with valuable tips and pointers to maximize this phase of your project.
Foil insulation will add R-4 to my north-facing kitchen. See it, step-by-step.
We install a folding attic ladder to provide easy and safe access to the attic space. See how we did it, step-by-step; it's quite simple, and an economical and safe way of accessing the attic.
How to get water from well to faucet? With a submersible well pump. Installation required a specialist: see my step-by-step pictures of the whole process.
Planning on going organic in your garden? Wondering where to start? You've come to the right place! Our expert guest writer will point you in the right direction.
Let's simplify this complicated subject by answering the questions everyone is asking about home insulation. Question about how it works, the cost, the different types, and so on.
A family feud had deprived my house of its water supply; now we were drilling a well, our very own water well. See how we did it, step by step, with lots of useful pictures.
Step-by-step photos of a spray foam insulation home retrofit project which uses two kinds of foam for better energy efficiency.
The system that creates a tight house envelope must include a vapor barrier installation. Our step by step account in words and pictures offers invaluable info for your own vapor barrier project.
A quick overview of the subject of global warming, and climate change, how it affects us, and what we can do about it if we're serious about caring for our unique Blue Planet.
Ever thought of moving a staircase? It's easy! Watch our step by step stair remodeling how-to explanations. Don't be afraid to do it, it's worth every moment and every penny.
Chances are there's an incentives program just for you here -- just view all the different options and decide which ones apply to your particular circumstances.
Photo album of the future Green Home, showing all the "Before" photos of this extensive home rescue/extreme makeover.
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A few years ago, I bought this fixer-upper for $10,000.
It had been vacant for six years, had no water supply, needed a new roof, and was likely to conceal an unsuspected number of nasty flaws.
Don't believe me? See these "Before" pictures.
My intention was to turn it into as "green" as home as I could, within my physical, financial, and geographical limits – and to share this adventure with you, step-by-step and dollar-by-dollar.
I'm not quite finished, but I do have a few "After" pictures to show.
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