In late 2010, I purchased a 1950's rambler-style house in coastal Georgia. In keeping with my usual method of madness, I deliberately chose a fixer-upper home
"What's the most environmentally friendly way to remove the snow from my sidewalk?" This is one of the most popular questions that I get from readers. My favorite answer is "wait till spring." If that's not practical for you then try these methods.
Now that the holidays are here, so are the Christmas lights and candles burning into the night. That makes this time of year the most dangerous for house fires.
In 1928, the Felt Estate (Shore Acres) in Michigan's Saugatuck Dunes was powered with a series of windmills feeding electricity to all the buildings. Remarkably ahead of its time, a wave undulation machine was installed which pumped fresh water from Lake Michigan up the hill to irrigate the homestead fields. At Shore Acres, renewable energy allowed a life of opulence and excess.
Every few weeks there will be a nice write-up, complete with video, of an old house lifted onto a platform and rolled through the streets to a new property.