Stephen and Rebekah Hren live in Durham, North Carolina. Both Stephen and Rebekah are actively involved with renewable energy, natural building, and edible urban gardening. Rebekah is a licensed electrician, designing and installing solar electric (photovoltaic) and solar hot water systems. Stephen is a professional restoration carpenter, focusing on antebellum houses. He teaches natural-building classes and workshops at the local community
college, and in any spare time works with Bountiful Backyards, an edible-landscaping cooperative. Together they co-wrote The Carbon-Free
Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
publishing by Chelsea Green in 2008.