Trying to live sustainably can sound intimidating, but author Josh Piven aims to both shrink your carbon footprint and soothe your eco-anxiety. In a guidebook that’s as funny as it is practical, Piven shows you how to green every room of the house ― and have a good time doing it.
Projects range from the playful (such as raising trout in your swimming pool) all the way to big-time, serious home alterations (such as installing a root cellar) that will have your neighbors green with envy. Don’t fret if you’re not a natural wrench-turner. Most of Piven’s suggestions are inexpensive, totally approachable and accompanied by clear illustrations. This Green House is likely to be the most entertaining homeowner’s manual you’ve ever used.