As a homeowner, have you ever wondered what it would be like to not have the ongoing bills that accompany home ownership.  You know, no electric bill, no water bill, etc.  Of course, you could turn those utilities off, but even then you would have a maintence bill and living would become very much more basic.   Perhaps there is another way.  What if your house became more efficient??  Or better yet, what if your house paid for itself and maybe even some extra income each month.  Fantasy?  Maybe not.  The first step would be to make an efficent home.  There are lots of ideas how to do that and some of the latest come from a contest to develop just that type of housing.  Realty Times published and interesting article about the subject.  CLICK HERE to read the article.

So after efficiency how do you achieve income?  One way is solar panes that contribute to the electical grid.  Did you know that Pennyrile Electric pays you more for electicity you generate than it charges you for electricity you use?  There is the income.