We're awestruck by the modern and minimal renovation of an iconic mid-century Rummer home in Portland, Oregon. Those of us who want to capture runoff and have an attractive yard will be thrilled by Stephanie's discovery of a well-designed alternative to the typical ugly and space-wasting rain barrel.
We also ask you to join us in welcoming three new bloggers—Trent, Rachel, and Amber—to the Re-nest team. Our theme this month is escapes: Rachel's got a post on finding green destinations; Trent suggests bicycle touring; and Amber's got more than a few good ideas for escaping the heat of summer if you can't get out of town.
Pop over to Re-nest via the links below the jump, then leave a couple of comments to let our newest bloggers know they're off to a great start!
Stephanie finds the rainwater hog a narrow, more attractive alternative to the typical rainbarrel: a perfect for tight urban lots.
Trent's got links to bike tour companies and resources to plan your own zero-carbon getaway.
And Rachel suggests using the Green Maps System to find green destinations near and far. It's open source, so you can add things in your own neighborhood.