Category Archives for "DIY & Crafting"

DIY Homemade Solar Powered Air Cooler For $15…

Using solar energy to generate heat is something that’s common and widespread among those who live an off-the-grid lifestyle. But what about using solar power to cool your room? Is that even possible? It actually is and it costs less than you can imagine, as you can make a solar air cooler form only $15. […]

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How To Make & Operate A DIY Soldier Fly Larvae Composting Bin…

The black soldier fly is a common and widespread fly. The larvae and adults are considered neither pests nor vectors. Instead, black soldier fly larvae play a similar role to that of redworms as essential decomposers in breaking down organic substrates and returning nutrients to the soil. In addition black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are an […]

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12 Creative And Highly Unique Recycling Projects…

We love recycling projects so much, because we are fascinated by the process of creating something new and beautiful from an old and seemingly useless object. The beauty lies in the fact that almost every old item can be recycled and the result depends only on us and our imagination. Instead of gathering more and […]

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How To Make A DIY Worm Tower For Your Garden…

A worm tower goes directly in the garden and provides a habitat for your red wiggler composting worms. Feed them with your kitchen scraps and coffee grounds and they’ll convert these “waste” products into organic fertilizer for your garden. In this video you’ll learn how to make a simple DIY composting worm tower using 4 […]

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Making A Mini Greenhouse Out Of 4 Hula-Hoops…

If you want to make a really simple (and cheap) mini greenhouse for your garden, then here’s a really simple project that uses hula-hoops and a few other pieces of equipment. Here’s what you’ll need… 4 wooden planks 4 Hula-hoops A hose pipe 8 metal bars Shade cloth Conduit First you’ll need to create a […]

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Young Woman Builds Beautiful Recycled Tiny House For US$19,000…

For many, the idea of building a Tiny House on wheels is a wonderful pipe dream, however young kiwi furniture maker Annelies Zwaan has turned that dream into reality by building her very own cottage-in-the-woods style Tiny Home. Despite having gained many skills working with timber as a furniture maker, the learning curve when it came […]

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How To Make A DIY Rain Barrel Array…

Save rainwater and join any number of barrels together in an array to collect rain water for your garden or any other purpose you can think of. Rainwater harvesting saves you money by not paying high water bills. It’s free! I also explain what a “first flush” is and how they work. I then show […]

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Making A DIY BBQ Out Of A Wooden Industrial Cable Reel…

This cool little DIY woodworking project turns an old wooden industrial cable reel into a “stand or sit around” BBQ for grilling (referred to as a Braai in South Africa). A great way to entertain guests who can sit around the table socializing, while their meal is cooking in the middle… Step 1: Find an […]

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How To Make A Homemade Trommel Compost Sifter…

Here’s how to build a trommel (rotary screen) for sifting compost or shredded leaves. The purpose of sifting is to separate coarse unfinished compost materials from the finished product or to separate out trash and debris from other organic materials before use in the garden. My city has trucks that go around sucking up all the […]

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