Links and Books

The Simple Living Network
A wonderful site that provides a wide array of resources and free community services that may help you live a more simple lifestyle.

This one-hour television special explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and overconsumption. Here you can learn more about the show, get an Affluenza diagnosis and check out resources for treatment. Don't miss our Teacher's Guide, available only on this Web site.

The Environmental Home Center
A terrific source for green building materials—the highest-quality choices with the added benefit of being healthy and resource-efficient. Their environmental building supplies include non-toxic paint, natural carpets, sustainable wood products, energy-efficient insulation and people-friendly cleaning supplies.

Real Goods: Products for an Ecologically Sustainable Future
Here is catalog company that is changing the way America does business. The company strives to find and deliver appropriate technologies to its customers.

Inspired House Magazine
Inspired House invites readers into the homes of real people. The articles are not just about beautiful styled rooms; instead they tell the stories behind the spaces, so readers can understand what choices were made and why. Inspired House magazine has unfortunately been discontinued, but you can still order back issues from the Taunton Press website.

Natural Home Magazine
Today's health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners can get the information they need to practice earth-inspired living. The magazine brings together the best in home design, earth-friendly décor and natural living.


A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein

The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander

The New Cottage Home by John Tolpin

The New Family Home: Creating the Perfect Home for Today and Tomorrow by John Tolpin

Meditations on Design: Reinventing your Home with Style and Simplicity by John Wheatman

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