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How To Make Roman Concrete That Lasts More Than 2,000 Years…

Roman concrete was a material used in construction during the late Roman Republic until the fading of the Roman Empire. Roman concrete was based on a hydraulic-setting cement. Recently, it has been found that it materially differs in several ways from modern concrete which is based on Portland cement. Roman concrete is durable due to its incorporation of volcanic ash, which prevents cracks from […]

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Building A Swimming Pool For Under $3,000…

This guy built his own in ground pool for less than $3000. In the short video below you’ll be able to see step by step instructions along with material costs. Here are a list of frequently asked questions related to the project as well… 1. Where did you find a backhoe for only $45/hr? Answer: […]

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Man Builds 12×12 Tiny Pallet Cabin With Free Pallet Wood…

Kevin Bentley, based in Georgia (and a tiny house fan) shares his “Pallet Cabin” with us – one he made from recycled and free pallet wood. This cabin, at 12′ by 12′, stands as a great little hunting, guest, or weekending cabin or cottage, or could potentially be used/converted into a tiny house for full […]

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DIY Shed Made From Old Wood Pallets…

Around the first part of March 2009 Butch Bridges from Lone Grove, Oklahoma, came up with the idea of building a garden/tool shed out of old wooden pallets. He was needing a good shed for various things since they moved house, and he thought that wood pallets just might fill the bill, and he would be recycling […]

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Primitive Technology: How To Make A Forge…

I invented the Bow Blower, a combination of the bow drill and forge blower to make a device that can force air into a fire while being easy to construct from commonly occurring natural materials using only primitive technology. I began by fanning a fire with a piece of bark to increase its temperature. It […]

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