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The house at Plum Branch Hollow

Has a ring to it, doesn't it? I came across this amazing off-grid home while perusing the Green Homes For Sale website. The house is located in a magical little spot called Plum Branch Hollow in western North Carolina. The home is considered "green" because it utilizes hydro and solar energy as well as a passive solar...

Tiny eco-cube cabin in California

I first saw this itsy bitsy cube house on The Tiny House Blog. It was so cute (and green) that I had to give it some House Crazy love. Down-sizing is an environmentally friendly trend that has been sweeping the world in recent years, especially during times of economic hardship...

Funky mud house in Germany

An artist/architect lives here - can you tell? This unique honeycomb dome structure with a living roof is located in a suburb of Kassel, Germany. The area where the house is located was once considered blighted because of its close proximity to industrial properties. Thanks to this homeowner (who is an environmentally-minded...

Vermont solar hut-home for sale

This "Mongolian-style yurt" and its smaller studio counterpart are currently for sale in the woods of central Vermont outside of Granville. Both buildings are hand-sculpted works of art crafted in an eco-friendly, eco-conscious manner. Currently listed at $243,000, this off-grid home has both active and passive solar. It is made - or "harvested"...

Colorado earthships for sale

Colorado is a great place for earthship fans. Outside of New Mexico - which was the birthplace of the earthship - Colorado probably has the greatest concentration of earthships. Why? Because Colorado's sun-filled climate lends to the passive solar effectiveness of earthships, not to mention all the incredible views from the wall...

The latest green home trend: real live moss bath mat

Okay, okay, people aren't knocking down the doors of IKEA or Crate & Barrel to purchase these things, but the plush mats are making a splash in on-line green living circles. Yes, this bath rug is actually made of moss. Living, breathing moss. It is designed to thrive in the, um, damp environment of...

Stunning poured-soil cement home in Prescott, Arizona

This is one earthy beauty... This unique green-built home was constructed from poured soil cement. Soil cement is defined as: a dry pack (moist) earth/cement mixture which works especially well with rather sandy soil, but will also work with other soil types. - from:http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/poured_earth.htm The home in Prescott, Arizona is currently for sale at $1,600,000. The realtor's...

Beauty by the Bay in San Francisco

I found this gorgeous custom green-built home in an article by Jennifer Martin on the Unique Homes website. She writes about a woman named Helene who obtained a master's degree in environmental science and then set out to build an unparalleled eco-friendly home. Helene and her family purchased an existing traditional home with views of San Francisco's...

Pristine Arizona earth sheltered house for sale

Check out this house in Arizona: Did you see it? It is actually under the patio: See?  Yup, it's under there. Check it out from another angle: This beautiful energy efficient, earth covered home is currently for sale in Fountain Hills, Arizona. It is listed for $270,000 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in...

A wacky, wonderful woodland house in Wales

This funky little organic home is located in Wales in the U.K. It was built by its owner in less than four months. "You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by...