So we’ve never really done this before. I mean, we’ve blogged for our music. We’ve over-shared our lives on Facebook. But we’ve never really done THIS before. So who are we exactly? We’re Mark and Emily (and our peanut there is Anthony). In the beginning, most of you will already know us. As we build this […]
Here’s an example of AH (accidental hippy). Emily and I had just moved into our first house, a foreclosure, with terrible wallpaper, aluminum wiring, HORRIBLE carpet, basement leaks, and an absolutely godawful kitchen. It was so bad that it makes me think that someone read a book called “Terrible Tile Travesties” alongside of a book […]
Emily here! So, I was asking Mark what he’d like to share with all of you today and he told me, “Hey, why don’t you talk about why we cloth diaper?” Honestly, I am equal parts excited and reserved about this. On the one hand, I’m excited because I’ve found over the past 10 months that […]
Okay, so we’re back for the ever popular topic of cloth diapers! For those of you who haven’t really looked at cloth before, or did a LONG time ago and have been out of the loop, there’s a lot of frightening lingo when you go to some cloth forums. And if you’re anything like me, […]
“Should I quit my job?” “I would love to stay home with my kids.” “I really just want to get out of the rat race and work for myself.” If you’ve ever said these things, you aren’t alone. There’s so much more you need to know about making the leap than you might realize.
Curious about solar? Wondering how you can make more sustainable choices or maybe even go off the grid? This comprehensive quick-start guide will help you get started.
It’s our second full summer building our cordwood house. From insulation to paneling and more, check out everything we accomplished in the months of July and August building our off-grid cordwood house.
If you’re planning to build your own home, there are so many ways you are likely to blow your construction budget. Check out these six ways you might unwittingly destroy it, and then get helpful tips to avoid blowing it in the first place.
As green builders, we spent a lot of time looking at alternative methods of waste disposal including greywater systems and composting toilets. Unless you are truly out of the bounds of any type of code enforcement and/or don’t care about being a good steward and neighbor, you will likely encounter issues with your waste water […]