Green Modular Homes Growing in Design Diversity

Although many find a modern home style to be visually pleasing, many others find the minimal clean lines unappealing and one characteristic that has prevented some people from purchasing an eco-friendly modular home. Thanks to popular demand, the design styles are expanding beyond a modern “efficient.” When most people think … Read more

Communal Living: Old Concept, New Establishments

Whenever the words communal living is used around me, the first thing I think of is sharing bathrooms and other living spaces. Many college students understand the concept and most of us will never forget those years. In communal living some people share work, such as planting and tending a … Read more

Raised Garden Beds: A Green Solution to Blighted Properties

Whether rural, urban, or suburban, abandoned properties are blight to communities. One way to turn these eyesores into a community asset is by transforming these areas into community gardens. Abandoned tennis courts, empty residential lots, abandoned gravel parking areas are ideal candidates to rekindle as community gardens. Not all properties … Read more

Use Passive Solar Windows to Capture Energy

With green energy solutions being implemented by many home owners in order to cut high energy bills, different techniques use nature’s natural resources such as the sun are becoming more and more popular. One of these methods to harness the power of the sun and makes use of its energy … Read more

Hydrogen Powered Cars- Vehicles of the Future?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It powers the sun and is used a rocket propellant by NASA. Imagine if it could power your car. Benefits of using hydrogen The benefits of using hydrogen as a fuel read like a wish list for the perfect fuel. It … Read more

Advantages of Solar Energy

One of the greatest challenges of modern civilizations is to overcome the copious amounts of fossil fuel that powers society. Low environmental, renewable energy sources offer a brighter alternative, especially when it comes to solar energy. Solar Energy Advantages There are many advantages to solar energy, especially at home-scale. JedaVillaSolar … Read more

Backyard Ideas for Leisure and Sustainability

Depending upon the type of landscaping and soil you have in your yard there may be a variety of different backyard ideas that can help achieve a sustainable lifestyle and reduce your carbon footprint on the planet. If it is gardening and raising livestock that interests you there are many … Read more

Converting Your House Into a Green Home 101

If you already own a home that you love but are concerned about how your living impacts the environment, there are a few upgrades you can preform to reduce the amount of energy used on a daily basis and make your house into a more sustainable, green home for as … Read more

What is Biodiversity and Why is it Important?

Most of the highly developed spaces that human beings create and inhabit are not exhibit biodiversity: large industrial farms, sprawling lawns, concrete-covered city blocks. When we go outside, in nature, we see examples of biodiversity and that is one reason that natural spaces are so valuable; they demonstrate to us … Read more

Vertical Gardening for Apartment Dwellers

Land for gardening is often difficult to come by, especially for apartment dwellers. But if you are lucky enough to have even a small outdoor space, such as a patio or balcony, you can optimize your gardening capacity by utilizing the concepts of vertical gardening. A Guide to Vertical Gardening … Read more

Use Greywater Irrigation to Reduce Your Water Needs

Water is a precious resource, and not just in developing nations. the West coast of America regularly suffers drought conditions, Australia has only just emerged from a drought which lasted over a decade; and even in the UK, changing rainfall patterns have meant that parts of the SE England are … Read more

High Tunnel Farming for Year Round Growing

High tunnel farming is one thoughtful solution to the more traditional methods of growing fruits and vegetables around the seasonal change in weather. Historically, farmers lost a lot of their crops due to changes in the weather conditions, such as a early frost; for the farmer this meant that bills … Read more

The Unbelievable Do It Yourself Portable Shower

The first time I read this headline, I had this image of a makeshift shower with a plastic bag for water, trapped in my mind. I started to imagine how such a contraption might work and even came up with a few designs myself. Much to my surprise, the image … Read more

Sustainable Homes Are Not McMansions

I live in a post-World War II home constructed in 1948. It is relatively simple and small compared to modern American standards. It is 1,700 square feet and perfect for our family of four. Sustainable Homes My mother lives in a 7,000 square ginormous home with six bedrooms, a four … Read more

Agriculture Tools Every Homesteader Should Know

We’re all familiar with a rake, a wheelbarrow, a shovel (or at least I hope you are). They are some classic gardening tools. But when I say “rake,” maybe I envision a broad, plastic leaf rake and you think of a metal one. Flatheaded shovel or rounded? There are so … Read more