Life imitates art
Eco-sensitive homeowners get assistance on renovations.
Season 2, Episode 26
February 4, 2010
An old Victorian house in St. Paul receives eco-smart upgrades, including fiber-cement siding and restored stair handrails.
Season 2, Episode 25
January 28, 2010
A Faraday cage (to block out electromagnetic waves) is installed on a home in Boulder.
Season 2, Episode 24
January 21, 2010
Steve helps build a garage with straw as an insulator for a car restoration enthusiast; an eco-smart modular home rises in a Detroit neighborhood.
Season 2, Episode 23
January 14, 2010
A rainwater-catchment system is installed on a home in St. Paul.
Season 2, Episode 22
January 7, 2010
Steve visits Arlington, Mass., to help two families with an insulation project for their duplex. Also: Steve installs ceiling fans and a weather station on a Washington, D.C., home for temperature regulation.
Season 2, Episode 21
December 4, 2009
A bike garage is constructed out of structural insulated panels; Steve helps a Virginia couple install radiant floor heating and a sun tube for natural light during a home renovation.
Season 2, Episode 20
November 20, 2009
Steve helps a couple in Falls Church, Va., build a home with mud bricks. Also: tiny homes in Texas, made from recycled materials.
Season 2, Episode 19
November 13, 2009
Steve visits Boulder to help build a sustainable home for people with disabilities. Also: a do-it-yourself family install permeable pavers with the host's assistance.
Season 2, Episode 18
November 6, 2009
Steve visits a bachelor pad in need of some work before the owner's bride-to-be moves in; Steve assists two architects, who are constructing an eco-friendly playroom for their children.
Season 2, Episode 17
October 30, 2009
A countertop is made with wood from a couple's backyard in Portland, Ore. Also: Steve helps a New Orleans couple move past the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina.
Season 2, Episode 16
October 23, 2009
A solar community is built at an Army base in Hawaii. Also: Steve helps an Austin family improve their indoor air quality.
Season 2, Episode 15
October 16, 2009
A historic ranch's renovation includes the addition of a rainwater- collection cistern; Steve helps a couple put an addition on their log cabin.
Season 2, Episode 14
August 28, 2009
The host visits Boulder to help a couple build a greenhouse. Also: solar arrays are installed in Houston.
Season 2, Episode 13
August 21, 2009
Eco-friendly houses for people in need are built in Detroit. Included: an airtight seal is installed in the attic; a wall is raised using advanced framing techniques.
Season 2, Episode 12
August 14, 2009
A retirement-home renovation in Stevensville, Md. Also: the host goes spelunking in an aquifer in Austin.
Season 2, Episode 11
August 7, 2009
A Washington, D.C., home is outfitted with a cork floor and a recycled countertop. Also: the host helps a couple plot an eco-friendly house in Boulder.
Season 2, Episode 10
July 31, 2009
A yoga studio is constructed using salvaged materials, including wood from President Barack Obama's inauguration. Also: the host helps a Baton Rouge couple rebuild after Hurricane Gustav.
Season 2, Episode 9
July 24, 2009
The host visits Portland, Ore., to help build an eco-friendly home with steel walls and a composting toilet.
Season 2, Episode 8
July 17, 2009
A carport is constructed in Baton Rouge with recycled materials from a building and a parking lot; a chicken coop is built in Portland, Ore.
Season 2, Episode 7
June 5, 2009
Steve visits Portland, Ore., to assist in a renovation that includes the installation of a concrete counter, an eco-friendly balcony guardrail and siding for a rain-screen wall.
Season 2, Episode 6
May 22, 2009
Steve helps a Fairhope, Ala., couple channel excess rainwater to gardens and combats pests in their salvaged wood.
Season 2, Episode 5
May 15, 2009
An eco-smart tree house is constructed in Hawaii; Steve visits a hotel in Little Compton, R.I.
Season 2, Episode 4
May 8, 2009
Habitat for Humanity builds green homes in Philadelphia; an eco-friendly nursery is created in Tucson.
Season 2, Episode 3
May 1, 2009
An extremely green house is spotlighted; a Houston couple downsizes to a living space less than half the size of their previous home.
Season 2, Episode 2
April 24, 2009
A rainwater tank is installed on a family's home; a green doghouse is created.
Season 2, Episode 1
March 27, 2009
A painter's hurricane-damaged studio gets restored; an eco-friendly office is constructed in a couple's backyard.
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