An Eco-community Family

Season One
Episodes 7 & 8
Tracy and Bradley

Tracy and Bradley are residents of Pacifica, not your typical neighborhood development. A couple intent on giving back, Tracy and Bradley have chosen to live in an environmentally sensitive “intentional community.” Residents live separately but share work and play as an extended family. The community shares gardens, a “common house” for events, and expected community service hours every month. Bradley was an AmeriCorps member and now works part-time in both the film industry and outdoor retailing. Tracy is employed at a non-profit where child welfare is the focus. With a strong sense of environment and community, Tracy and Bradley represent for Baby Makes 3 the opportunity to tell the story of young people who don’t just want a better world for their baby, they are actively working to make it happen.


Episode 107 – “It Takes a Community”

Pacifica is a co-housing community, and Tracy and Brad take us on a tour. It reflects their world-view and inspires how they intend to live their life. Today we review how we’ll create an eco-friendly nursery using materials that are safe in every respect. We build a pipe bookshelf, begin our update of the bath, and build a book stack lamp from scratch.

Episode 108 – “Bookish Baby”

Tracy and Brad continue their journey to parenthood by working with a local bookbinder to create a journal for their baby. At home, we are putting down eco-friendly carpet tile, building a book-themed signpost, and fitting out our nursery with other organically fashioned projects.

Projects in these Episodes

Using green products in your nursery is good for baby and the world

On this episode you will learn to:

  • Stain and Seal a Bookshelf
  • Build a Pipe Bookshelf
  • Create a Book Lamp
  • Build Mason Jar Wall Containers
  • Place New Carpeting
  • Make a Keepsake Journal
  • Paint a "Stained Glass" Window
  • Make a Book Themed Signpost
  • Built Nursery Toy Bin
  • Install a Wall Rug Decoration
  • And more!
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Community Living

We take a tour of Tracy and Brad’s “green living” community.

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Stained Glass Window Project

With this easy DIY project, Tracy and Brad create a window that gives the impression of stained glass.


  • Wall Color - Benjamin Moore Calm 2111-70
  • Bathroom Wall Color - Benjamin Moore Majestic Blue 2051-40. Painted by Sven Johnson of SA Johnson Decorative Art and Interiors
  • Red Accent on Produce Shelf - Benjamin Moore Poppy 1315
  • Crib - DaVinci Highland Convertible Crib
  • Carpet Tiles - Flor
  • Moroccan Rug and Rug Pillows - Greenfront Interiors
  • Rocking Chair - Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker
  • Accent Pillow - F. Schumacher & Co, available through Design Lines Ltd.
  • Dresser - Vintage, from Gremlina Vintage
  • Floor Lamp - Target
  • Changing Pad Basket - Pottery Barn
  • Changing Pad Cover - Aden & Anais
  • Woven Shades - Wal-Mart
  • Watercolor Art, Crib Sheet, Blocks, Shower Curtain - Target
  • Round Rug, Oval Mirror, Train, Towels, Art - World Market
  • Floor Mats - Bed, Bath, & Beyond