FreeGreen, a provider of free and premium green house plans, recently unveiled a new premium plan called Loop House. The modern design features a two-story rectangle covered in fiber cement panels with a loop of cedar that creates a covered porch space. It’s easy to envision using this space in several ways — watching movies, gathering around a fire pit, and relaxing with friends.
Charles & Hudson, an excellent DIY resource with sites on such things as tools, home security, and green building, noticed our new look and was kind enough to publish a short interview. Visit Charles & Hudson for some quick thoughts on green home certification, the home energy score, global inspiration, and green renovations. Thanks, Timothy!
I thought there would be a slowing of container projects, but I’ve been wrong. They’re popular and some are well done. That said, as mentioned last year, containers are difficult to work with — here’s a list of considerations — and some folks don’t like how they look like. Perhaps some of these will change the general perception of that, though.
- The efficiency dilemma.
- Oregon to get a subdivision of tiny houses?
- Minimalist homes: antidote to housing market.
- Using a blower door to help with air sealing.
- Chemicals found in several cities’ drinking water.
- European green homes take root in Brooklyn.
- Saving energy with a fireplace insert.
Amazon is expected to sell more than 8 million Kindles this year, according to Bloomberg. That’s a lot of people and millions more will use Kindle apps for the iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, etc. As a Kindle 3 owner and avid reader myself, it’s nice to have a good book lined up ready to go. So for all you new Kindle owners and app readers, here are five green books to pick up for your new gadget:
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