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Passive Solar Heating - Glass is all you need. There's a rant at the beginning, but then great info about building a passive heated, zero energy home. salt box home design.

If you absolutely have to have a cold room then you must make sure you have an insulated door between the cold room and the rest of the basement. Treat the cold room as an exterior space -- as if it is actually outside your house, advises Mike Holmes.

How to Homestead - (Not Quite) Like Grandma Used to Do

You don't have to move off grid to learn how to homestead. Just take a lesson from grandma and work to provide for your family with the best of old and new.

The Eco-Transformation of a Home -

The Permaculture garden is a lot more than an organic garden. It is a carefully designed garden to use natural energies and resources and minimise impact of the sit on the surrounding environment. The permaculture garden is also part of an overall lifestyle of care focused on closing the fertiliser loop by using waste, and … Continue reading Difference Between Organic Gardening and Permaculture →