Green Tour: Gina and Bill's Realistically Sustainable Home

Green Tour: Gina and Bill's Realistically Sustainable Home

Janel Laban
Jun 19, 2007

(Welcome again to Gina, one of the finalists in our Editor search for the upcoming Green Therapy blog. Here's her "Green Tour". Comment away!)

Name: Bill and Gina
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Size/Type: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 10 months

The idea of a "green home" can be intimidating. Many think that its a huge effort: that you have to start from scratch and spend a lot of money on something like a Glidehouse. On the other hand, there is the misconception that an environmentally friendly home has to be crunchy and made of hemp. While there is nothing wrong with either of these options, what do you do if you are living in a rented apartment in the city? If you can't build and redesign, if you don't live on acres of land?