Green Homes

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Household, According to Coyuchi’s Design Director
How to Create an Eco-Friendly Household, According to Coyuchi’s Design Director
Whitney Thornburg shares a few of her favorite products—from well-loved kitchen towels to stylish reusable containers.
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A 19th-Century Farmhouse in Eastern Germany Gets New Tricks With an Ecologically Minded Update
Located in an outlying village three hours north of Berlin, the remote property—which until recently lacked potable water—was transformed by architects Sierra Boaz Cobb and...
A Couple’s Home Strives for Sustainability in an Olive Grove Near Madrid
Slow Studio uses passive design techniques to create a brick house with a surprisingly light footprint.
A Family’s Home in Remote New Zealand Leans Into Passive House Design
A Family’s Home in Remote New Zealand Leans Into Passive House Design
Rafe Maclean Architects uses low-cost materials and a few green-building tricks to help a family in the Otago region stay within budget.
An Old Garden Inspires a Passive House in the English Countryside
London firm McLean Quinlan built out from a dilapidated brick wall that once enclosed a garden, creating an energy-efficient home with an elegant facade.
A Panoramic Passive House Rises in the Mountains Above Madrid
Barcelona-based Slow Studio builds a bioclimatic home for a couple who work with the United Nations.
This Vermont Passive House Is Built From the Forest That Surrounds It
Architect Robert Swinburne deploys a collaborative building approach and hyperlocal materials to craft a home that celebrates the land it’s built on.
Budget Breakdown: A New Zealand Architect Builds a Passive House for His Family for $490K
Drawing on a simple material palette of plywood and corrugated metal, architect Rafe Maclean designs a certified Passive House on a steep, challenging lot in Dunedin.
Jens Risom’s Legacy Lives On at His Son’s Block Island Prefab
Built to Passive House standards, the New England home of Tom Risom and Pamela Austen is a trove of modernist design.
14 Stylish and Sustainable Furnishings to Make Your Home Healthier
Check out our top picks from Model No., a direct-to-consumer brand that's infusing responsible design with clean-lined, contemporary cool.
This Stately, Century-Old Craftsman in Oregon Conceals Bright, Youthful Interiors
This Stately, Century-Old Craftsman in Oregon Conceals Bright, Youthful Interiors
A renovation by Lever Architecture focused on energy efficiency and well-being infuses a prairie-style home with new life while honoring its timeworn quirks.
Budget Breakdown: This $851K Riverside Home Is a Case Study in Smart, Sustainable Living
Combining creative nous with careful planning, architect Mark Lawton creates a net-zero home inspired by the typology of a fisherman’s shack.
A Family Joins Hands to Restore a Crumbling Farmhouse in South Africa
Architect Lee de Wit and his relatives work together to create a getaway where nearly everything in sight tells a story.
A Radically Efficient Memphis Home Raises the Bar for Sustainability
Architect Barry Alan Yoakum draws on decades of experience to build what, by one measure, is the first zero-energy, zero-carbon home in the world.
7 Homes Designed for Sustainable Living
From a shipping container dwelling to architect Steven Holl’s forest retreat, these residences embody the ideal that what’s best for the environment is also best for our...
Read These 5 Tips Before Buying Your Next Sofa
The design experts behind furniture brand Model No. share everything you need to know before buying a sofa to ensure it’s as healthy and sustainable as possible.
Meet the Design Expert Working to Create Happier, Healthier Living for All
Christine Marvin shares the Marvin Design Lab’s thorough process for harnessing the power of light and air, while also discussing two of the company’s latest designs—the Awaken...
Brighten Your Home With Lighting From Our 7 Favorite Eco-Conscious Makers
Grab these artful lighting pieces from brands that keep Mother Nature top of mind.
The Meditative Pastime of Rock Collecting Inspires an Artful Lighting Series
Modeled after ocean-tumbled rocks, the smooth forms of these sustainably made lamps will make you want to pick them up and take them home.
This Light-Filled Forest Home in the Netherlands Brings Nature Into Focus
On the site of a former clinic, Kevin Veenhuizen Architects creates a peaceful family residence where plants and wildlife abound.
This Saltbox House Was Inspired by a Family’s Favorite Barbecue Grill
In designing a home to the highest standards of sustainability, Montreal firm L’Abri looked to the best qualities of a family’s prized grill: modesty, efficiency, and durability.
This Energy-Efficient Prefab Is One Family’s Weekend Retreat by the Beach
In designing a getaway for her own family, architect Hannah Tribe created a sustainable kit home that’s as breezy as it looks.
This Luxe Off-Grid Retreat Will Put You Right at Home on the Farm
With all its creature comforts hidden beneath a steel shed roof, Gawthorne’s Hut, a vacation rental in Australia’s Mudgee Valley, beckons visitors without breaking up the...
Model No.’s Quest to Design the “Healthiest” Sofa Ever
The progressive, eco-minded furnishings brand launches a new line of upholstered seating that’s free of toxins and won't harm the environment.
This Compact Tasmanian Cabin Is a Testing Ground for Sustainable Design
Architect Jiri Lev’s home is a prototype for forward-looking architecture that could make a positive societal impact in Australia.
The Ursa Off-Grid Tiny Cabin Is as Sustainable as It Is Stylish
Inspired by the idea of a living organism, Madeiguincho designed a 188-square-foot cabin that collects, stores, and reuses rainwater and produces food and energy.
A Cork-Covered Retreat in South Africa Is Built Using Mass Timber
Architect Paul Elliott erects an eco-friendly home on family property, implementing sustainable materials and Japanese architectural styles.
A Spanish Family Sets Down Roots With a Cozy, Earth-Toned Passive House
Their barrel-vaulted dwelling is so efficient that they didn’t have to turn on the heater last winter.
The New Living Vehicle Micro Home Is an Off-Grid Dream Come True
The aluminum travel trailer is topped with solar panels and packed with flexible spaces that live larger than its 232 square feet.
Inventor Saul Griffith Wants to Electrify Everything, Starting With Your Home
The Australian-born energy expert and creative polymath believes we can power every residence in the United States with renewable energy.