If you're going to spend several weeks filming people who live in tiny spaces as you travel across the Pacific Northwest, you should probably try living in a tiny space yourself, right? Kirsten Dirksen and her family give it a go in her film 'Summer of (Family) Love.'
Sustainability and community-based giving play a sizable role at this year's trade show-on-steroids with both the CEA and exhibitor Bosch donating materials and funds to Habitat for Humanity green building efforts.
Because 'the world needs beautiful energy efficient light bulbs just like it needs Tesla’s gorgeous electric cars,' the team behind the iconic Plumen 001 plans to launch a warmer, more 'mellow' sibling bulb.
A whopping 70 percent of household sockets in the U.S. are still harboring outdated, inefficient light bulbs. Energy Star offers insight on how to easily switch them out with energy-saving models while minding your lumens and your watts.
In California, the more killowatts the merrier when it comes to a solar-equipped home's resale premium. But as a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory discovers, there's also significant photovoltaic ageism at play.
Faircompanies tours a "top-of-the-line" 1970s Avion trailer home inhabited by a horticulture student/recovering shopaholic who has given (most) of it all up (storage unit included) for a simpler life that's not dictated by unnecessary stuff.
Something is rotting in the state of Louisiana ... and it would be the eco-friendly lumber found in 30 of the LEED-certified, storm-resistant New Orleans homes built by Brad Pitt's green rebuilding foundation.
If there ever was a time to embrace your inner horse person, 2014 would be year to do it. Trot into the Year of the Horse armed with a few tasteful, equestrian-friendly decorative accents and home accessories.
Our picks for new and upcoming book releases include a little something for everyone: Modern homesteaders, DIY decorators, seed swappers, tiny house enthusiasts and stain-obsessed neatniks with a sense of humor.
Join us as we trek across the globe from Sweden to Sonoma County for a glimpse at 12 pint-sized dwellings (and one souped-up dumpster) that amazed, inspired and intrigued us in a big way this past year.