Couple Convert Older Home into Carbon Free

A 75-year-old traditional home taken off the gird with modest and affordable changes

I wanted to be sure to share this with all of you on our ‘Friends of Midwest Permaculture’ list. Stephen and Rebekah Hren of Durham, N. Carolina built the perfect ‘energy free’ home miles out of town on their own land – their own patch of heaven. How many of us hold the idea that ‘some day’ we are going to buy a small piece of land, build an energy efficient home, go off the grid and finally, leave our troubles (and annoying neighbors) behind and live happily ever after?

Rebehah and Stephen did just that but then, returned to the city a few years later. Why? The article below will share the reasons, but suffice it to say, they are a lot happier today being back in the city and have found their own way to convert their older and affordable house into an energy lean, beautiful and bountifully home.

A Great Article from Ode Magazine

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