The HGTV Green Home: Up for Grabs

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I've been doing my best to make my home a green home for years now -- using green cleaning products, replacing old appliances with eco-friendly appliances, and choosing eco-friendly design materials for any renovations.

While my goal is to get my home as green as I can (on a budget, of course!), I dream of one day owning a home that's eco-friendly through and through, from the shingles to the foundation, and everything in between.


That's why I will be entering to win the HGTV Green Home 2010. The beautiful cottage-style home has a covered wrap-around porch and a third level tower, as well as almost 2,100 square feet of living space, two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The home is the main part of HGTV's grand prize package (valued at almost $800,000) that also features a 2010 GMC Terrain and $100,000.

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Photo from HGTV

Among the many eco-friendly features in the home is the kitchen's sustainable-glass tile backsplash and energy efficient appliances; the master bedroom's oversized four-poster bed crafted from old doors; the laundry room/craft room's eco-friendly and durable tile flooring, shelving fashioned from repurposed wood, and energy efficient appliances; and the exterior's Energy Star-rated shingles and copper roofing, rooftop solar panel system, and energy efficient windows.

Photo from HGTV

Photo from HGTV
I guess I should mention that the home is located in New England's Plymouth, Massachusetts (eight miles north of Cape Cod), which I've never been to before. But who cares? It's a green home. It's up for grabs. Need I say more?

Starting April 16 at 9 a.m. ET, you, me, and everyone we know can enter to win this spectacular home full of drool-worthy, eco-friendly furniture and appliances. Daily entries are allowed through Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m. ET.

HGTV is also airing a one-hour, behind-the-scenes special, hosted by HGTV's Jamie Durie of The Outdoor Room, on Sunday, April 18 at 8 pm ET/PT, where you can learn all about the house one of us is gonna win (right?), as well as activities that are within an hour's drive of the home, and tips for green design and construction like those used throughout the home.

I think it's all great, but I really love the wrap-around porch. I can see myself out there, reading in a rocking chair, Arnold Palmer by my side, my dog Greta at my feet. Sigh.

What do you love about the HGTV Green Home 2010?

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