sustainable living

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Teen Builds Tiny Sustainable House in His Parents’ Backyard

At only 16 years old Austin Hay, from Sonoma County, California, is already building his own sustainable house, and at little over 130 square feet it fits right in his parents’backyard. Hay says he was inspired to build his own house by a school project for which he had to research something he was interested […]

1930s Permaculture House Becomes Self-Sufficient Homestead

A 1930s Clacton house has recently been included in a network of eco-friendly permaculture homes, after its owner spent several years turning it into a modern sustainable residence. Permaculture is all about developing sustainable ways of living, including producing your own energy and growing your own food. Chris Southall, a former member of the Tendering Eco […]

Idaho Green Cottage Proves Sustainable Living Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

In Idaho, a state with no building department and little local oversight of builders, Scott and Barbara Schriber have proven that with a little planning, construction technique and good material choice, any house can be sustainable without having to break the bank. When the recession and housing crisis of 2009 hit, Scott and Barbara, the owners […]

Sustainahouse Residents Prepare for Winter

The six MU students living in the Mizzou Sustainahouse we featured last month have begun preparing for their first winter in the 90-year house. the MU students have been living in the Sustainahouse since August, trying to lead a sustainable lifestyle, and thus inspire the rest of the community to do the same in their […]

Architect Proves Sustainable Houses Can Be Attractive and Comfortable

Owner-architect Philip A. Smith has managed to fit his sustainable house with lots of green technology, but at the same time give a human touch and making it easy on the eye. Although it’s still under construction, the modern home located in Hingham, Massachusetts, has already been featured on the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Building Open […]

Sustainahouse – A Sustainable Living Experiment at the University of Missouri

  Sustainahouse is a sustainable living experiment where six students from the University of Missouri try to teach the community the benefits of an eco-friendly lifestyle. “When I was applying to go to university, I visited small liberal arts schools. Many of them had some sort of environmental based living community,” says Claire Friedrichsen, one […]

Old 60’s House Converted into Modern Sustainable Living Space

Although sustainability wasn’t one of the key principles of building a house during the 1960s, Brett Easton and his partner Mia Venema have proved some of the features of their 60’s home match the demands of today. Brett and Mia have been living in their old brick veneer home for five months, but they’ve already […]

ACQUS Grey Water Toilet System Recycles Sink Water

The ACQUS water reclamation system promises to help people save up to 6,000 gallons of water by recycling their bathroom sink water and using it for flushing the toilet. Water shortages will most likely be one of the toughest problems of the near future, and the fact that we practically use water good enough to […]