Why not LEED with a green home?

After some discussion, my husband and I were wondering about LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. Yes, our “green” home will be Energy…

Bucking the Trend on New Homes

We are surprisingly bucking the trend with our new home, as quoted by my husband. As we were putting some finishing touches on our house…

Thoreau is stalking me with Walden

Yes I am an English major and I have never read Walden by Henry David Thoreau. There, I said it. Now you can throw things…

The House That God Will Build

Simplify. A word that is often used, but seldom acted upon. Once a year, most of us will look in our closets and clean out…

Ready to move forward, oh and this house plan is good.

Our family is ready for our new house.  The EMHE is over! Sunday was our last day at EMHE and we stopped by Willow Sands…

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010

I am ready for 2009 to end and 2010 to start. If I had to give the year 2009 a name, it would be “Time…

The Green Road Ahead is Extremely Long

I have always been told that building your own house is a long process and that we should have patience, consideration and thoughtfulness. However, I…

A Green Burning Fireplace

Who doesn’t love the crackling warmth and coziness of a fireplace? My husband and I put this feature at the top of our list for…

The Deck Turns Green? Oh No!

One of the questionable and most pricey features of our house will be the decking – front and back porches. My husband really wants an…

To Be EFL Green

According to our green builder, our new house will be “Certified Green” under the EFL Program! The Environments for Living (EFL) program was nationally launched…

Getting Green Ideas – Roadtrip!

It was a beautiful fall weekend for a roadtrip with my husband.  We took a trip to visit the Coastal Living Idea House in Southport,…

Green with Envy

We have fallen in love!  In this economy, we are keeping all options open.  Just in case building is not the right decision for our…

The Tiny Green House Concept

I have been following the tiny house movement for a while — and for those who aren’t aware — there are some people who live…

Building Green Steps

My blood runs green. I remember always falling in love with animals and the outdoors when I was little. All those elementary school field trips…

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