Each year, I eagerly anticipate the reveal of the new HGTV Green Home. Then I enter the contest…and promptly forget to write about it. I’m more than a little late, given that the entry period is technically over, but I had to get in a post, because this is my favorite green home in years. :: READ THE FULL POST
At this very second, I have at least folders between my computer and my external hard drive dedicated to our dream home and all the things we want to put in it. When we started thinking about this a few years ago, my taste was super modern, with very little room for anything “old” or traditional.
Over the years, the tastes of my husband and I have evolved. With the help of Pinterest, I’ve been able to save pictures that appeal to me, and when I look at them collectively, I’ve seen a pattern emerge: While we do want a very modern, modular home — the RK1 home by Living Homes shown above is the one we have on the vision board in our current master bedroom — we’d likely fill it with things that are a combination of: :: READ THE FULL POST
My husband and I have dreams of building a beautiful, green prefab home, complete with a modern aesthetic that would make it stand out from the traditional homes you can find in Georgia. And while we’re in no position to act on that dream just yet, today is one of those days when I really wish that we were. :: READ THE FULL POST
I’m usually not the jealous type, but I honestly envy people live completely off the grid. I’m sure this kind of lifestyle comes with its own challenges, but it must be nice to never receive utility bills or have to worry about outages. Add to that the fact that this home is gorgeous and at one with the surrounding landscape in Big Sur, CA, and jealous is an understatement. :: READ THE FULL POST
Last week, I was admittedly feeling a little uninspired and in desperate need of a few shots of creative juice. So on Saturday, the family and I made a day trip to Marietta, GA, about an hour and a half away, to seek out some of that needed inspiration — and we found that and more at the Greenhaven 2009 show house.
The name Greenhaven is absolutely appropriate for this home. It is 8,140 square feet of eco-innovation. Yes. I said 8,140 square feet. This is no “average” home — definitely more of a mansion (I couldn’t bring myself to add the word “mini” to the description of a house this size). Truth be told, its size left me suspicious of how “green” the home really is, but more on that later. :: READ THE FULL POST