Jess Chamberlain
Sunset contributing editor based in Boulder, Colorado. @jessedit

Recent Posts By Jess Chamberlain

Shop local: Maker markets in the West

A sampling of the locally-made products at the┬áPortland Bazaar, December 11-13, 2015. It’s no secret: Our favorite way to shop for produce is at our local farmers markets. Similarly, our favorite way to shop for gifts is at our local makers markets. What beats something expertly crafted by a designer in your own city? And like those farmers, you can […]

House Crush: Off-the-grid Hawaiian treehouse

Maybe our 9-year-old selves had it right: All you really need for a happy existence is a little backyard treehouse. You can test that fantasy in this real-life (adult-size) Airbnb rental in the rain forest of the Big Island. (You even enter the dwelling through a trap door!)

An Oregon fire-lookout home

Ever dream of quitting city life for a little cottage on the coast? A cabin in the woods? How about a 388-square-foot home in the forest that sits 40 feet high?

It’s hot out. Here’s 3 AC-free ways to stay cool

It’s hot, but the environmentalist in you knows pumping the AC isn’t the answer. Matt Golden, an energy efficiency expert based in Sausalito, California, and CEO of Open Energy Efficiency, gave us tips for keeping cool this summer.