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The journey to a downsized life started for blogger Ryan Mitchell in 2008. He was a Charlotte renter who was abruptly laid off from his job. Now he’s an advocate in the tiny house movement.

Think about the patterns in your life and organize accordingly.

Spring brings oppotrunities to join garden tours and other education programs.

The Passivhaus system is an efficient German building system that keeps a house warm without a furnace, but you can get left out in the cold trying to find financing.

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There's a good chance your weekends at home will be busy for the next month or so.As many as 7 i...

The iGrillmini from iDevices is a slimmed-down version of the iGrill, an app-enabled Bluetooth meat thermometer.

The average U.S. household has 300,000 things, from paper clips to ironing boards. So why can’t we let go?

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