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Bonus Giveaway: Natural Home Magazine 1 YR Subscription

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This is part of the Jetson Green birthday giveaway, so make sure to leave a comment by midnight Tuesday, July 29, 2008, if you want to be considered for the contest.*

With the Jetson Green birthday givaway wrapping up and winners soon to be announced, I want to announce this bonus giveaway which we’re offering by the generosity of Natural Home Magazine and its editorial team.  As a reader of Natural Home Magazine myself, I’m pretty psyched to be able to giveaway a year’s subscription to this high-quality publication.  Natural Home focuses on sustainable home design and materials, earth-friendly decoration, and natural lifestyles.

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Matching Modern with Energy Efficiency

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I’m in Huntington Beach this weekend taking a little r&r and didn’t realize how much of the housing here is built like the townhomes above: with an urban feel — tightly together with at least 2-3 levels.  These townhouses are located on 19th Street in Santa Monica and called Green on 19.  Three are already sold with the remaining two ready to go.  Green on 19 was designed by Jesse Bornstein to provide modern living while supporting the global community’s need for energy efficiency. 

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Prefab Cabin Built by Method Homes

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When we first brought news of Method Homes in April, we were pretty excited because they were cruising along with construction at a pretty quick clip.  Their design was mountain modern and the founders, Bryan Abramson and Mark Rylant, were executing on a plan to build this smart green home in three months. 

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Giveaway: Building Green With Kevin Contreras Season One DVD

Buildinggreen_2 This is part of the Jetson Green birthday giveaway, so make sure to leave a comment by midnight Friday, July 25, 2008, if you want to be considered for the contest.*

If you’re a Jetson Green reader and you haven’t heard of Building Green, then you must be living on another planet.  Building Green originally aired on PBS (and other public television channels), and the entire season one experience has been newly released as a DVD set.  As a result of the generosity of Building Green, here’s your chance to watch the entire season: That’s 325 minutes packed into three incredible DVDs.  Host Kevin Contreras will take you through 13 of the following episodes: Breaking ground, The Foundation, Framing and Roofing, Straw Bales, Doors and Windows, Exterior Finishes, Interior Finishes, Floors and Closets, Lighting, Water, Landscaping, Interior Design, and The Grand Finale.  That’s pretty much everything you need to know to build a green home from start to finish. 

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Green Community Spotlight: Pringle Creek

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Pringle Creek Community is comprised of 32 acres of re-developed land, including protected wetlands, in Salem, Oregon.   The community boasts a wealth of sustainable features.   More than 80% of the existing trees have been preserved and the homes will be constructed using 100% FSC certified wood.  The streets in the community are narrow, allowing for more green space and their well-designed "green street" system means that 90% of the rainwater will filtrate through the soil, recharging the aquifer. 

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Ideabox Expands with Cubes!

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Back in February 2008, Ideabox exhibited their Confluence Modern design at the Portland Home & Garden Show.  The images above and below are of the Confluence Modern at this show, with Design Within Reach furnishings and Nick Williams / Sycamore Canyon landscaping.  Confluence Modern, like the other Ideabox designs, is built to be just the right size.  It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that maximizes all of its 840 square feet.  And if you're not familiar with Ideabox (we mentioned them way back in August last year), they strive to build smart, efficient, and modern homes.  Energy Star everything.  Use less of everything and when used, using locally sourced, natural, and renewable materials. 

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