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Welcome to Of Houses and Trees, a blog about sustainable designsustainable livingsustainable eating – sustainable everything!

My name is Larissa and I’m a treehugger.

Hi! I'm Larissa. A former architectural technologist and current treehugger. I run the site Of Houses and Trees, where I blog about sustainable design, sustainable living, sustainable eating – sustainable everything! Visit www.ofhousesandtrees.com to learn more about me. Let's be treehuggers together!

I truly believe we need to put the environment at the top of our priority list and start greening everything we do.

Whether it’s as small as incorporating eco-conscious products into everyday life.

Or as big as building an environmentally friendly house from the ground up.

We need to think, every day, about how our actions impact this beautiful planet we call home.

Hi! I'm Larissa. A former architectural technologist and current treehugger. I run the site Of Houses and Trees, where I blog about sustainable design, sustainable living, sustainable eating – sustainable everything! Visit www.ofhousesandtrees.com to learn more about me. Let's be treehuggers together!

And now, here’s a bit more about me, delivered in point form. Because, well, it’s been proven that people like lists. And also, I really enjoy bullet points.

  • Aside from an earth-loving blogger, I’m also a freelance writer, independent dance artist, musician and designer.
  • I have a diploma in architectural technology as well as a combined honours degree in English and creative writing.
  • I began blogging in 2004. Started Of Houses and Trees in 2012. And launched a completely redesigned version of the site in 2016.
  • I live with my husband, Devin, and our two children on an acreage just outside of Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada where I work as a freelance writer and dance teacher.
Hi! I'm Larissa. A former architectural technologist and current treehugger. I run the site Of Houses and Trees, where I blog about sustainable design, sustainable living, sustainable eating – sustainable everything! Visit www.ofhousesandtrees.com to learn more about me. Let's be treehuggers together! (Image Credit: Tracy Kolenchuk)
(Image Credit: Tracy Kolenchuk)

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