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Geo Neptune

Five Minutes With Geo Neptune

Q & A

The Passamaquoddy master basket maker/educator/drag queen on living with a menagerie, “gateway plants,” and honoring Molly Neptune Parker’s legacy.

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A modest 1,100 square feet and sporting Maine-milled cedar siding and rooftop solar panels, this York home, designed by Portland’s Caleb Johnson Studio, embodies several Pretty Good House principles.

How to Design a Pretty Good House

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Niftier than its tongue-in-cheek name suggests, the grassroots building standard launched in Portland balances cost and energy performance.

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Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on harvesting your own lumber, Maine’s drought, and more.

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Pam Chévez Zendejas

Five Minutes with Pam Chévez Zendejas

Q & A

The Portland digital artist/illustrator/Maine College of Art instructor on mixing art and surfing, the power of asymmetry, and playing a tourist in her home country.

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Mitsubishi Electric heat pump, one of the heat pumps Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating installs

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Electric

How to Heat — and Cool — Your Home Efficiently

Sponsored Content: Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating

Jim Godbout, owner of Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating, tells how to navigate the world of heat pumps without getting burned.

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There’s moss growing on the cedar shingles on my oceanfront home. Cause for concern?

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on expunging moss from shingles, the ugly truth about early kitchens, and more.

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How do you keep chipmunks from digging holes in your lawn?

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on insulating attics, Colonial renovation strategies, and more

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