We created this eco friendly guide to be a source for small and large projects for creating your eco friendly home and staying within your budget. At the end of the article you’ll see how you can add your favorite resources.
When thinking of an eco friendly home, it’s understandable to think first about building a new house or adding high tech improvements like solar panels from Roof Worx or even going off the grid.
Because they’re often high priced items they can be out of reach. This eco friendly guide will show you how to start modestly with less expensive yet practical solutions so you can:
- Stay within your budget.
- Make changes that are simple with no or little cost.
- Create habits for a safer home.
- Remodel or build eco-friendly on a budget.
Trusted Magazines Show You How to Stay Within Your Budget With Your Eco-Friendly Home
These diverse publications have different tips and ideas for going green on a budget. Check them out to see how many you can use or modify for your budget.
- Easy Ways to Live Greener – Good Housekeeping
- Green Living: Save energy and make your home more eco-friendly with these top product picks and smart strategies – Good Housekeeping
- In Pictures: 10 Budget-Friendly Ways To ‘Green’ Your Home – Forbes
- Green Your Home on a Budget – Mother Earth Living
- 5 Simple, Affordable Ways to Green Your Home – U.S. News and World Report
DIY Projects To Go Green On a Budget
Projects can be large or small and you can find a variety of projects here.
This video from 2010 shows how one couple increased the value of their home with a kitchen remodel without breaking their budget.
- Go Green at Home: 15 Eco-Friendly DIY Projects – WebEcoist
- 15 Green Projects for Under $500 – This Old House
- Remodeling: 5 Steps to Greening Your Home on a Budget – HomeAdvisor
Safer Cleaning of Your Home On a Budget
Manufactured cleaning products often contain chemicals that are both bad for the environment and for your family and pets. Here are some simple solutions that are also kind to your budget, including ingredients and even crafts to make scrubbers.
- Eco-Friendly Ingredients to Clean Your Bathroom on a Budget – About.com
- 10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes – Tip Nut
- What are Eco-Friendly Knitting and Crochet Projects? – The Knitting Yarn
Ideas For New Construction
While requiring a larger investment than some other options, it’s possible to build your new eco-friendly home on a budget. These articles give suggestions for trimming the costs of new construction.
- 10 Eco-friendly Home Construction Options for Any Budget – How Stuff Works
- How to Build Green On a Budget – YES! Magazine
- Build Your Own Eco House Cheap: 10 DIY Inspirations – WebEcoist
- Green Guide to Prefab: Building Your Green Prefab Home on Budget – inhabitat
- Our Top 10 Priorities When Building a Green Home on a Budget – 100k House
Green Your Lawn On a Budget
Lawn chemicals are notoriously environmentally unfriendly. These experts show you how to have a safer green lawn (pun intended!).
- Eco-Friendly Lawn Care 101 – Martha Stewart
- Eco-Friendly Lawn Mowers – This Old House
- 21 Expert Organic Lawn Care Tips – Popular Mechanics
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