Category Archives for "Environmental"

How To Build Dirt Cheap Houses

“Ever wonder how to build a simple home for very little money, without going into debt? The key is to use low-cost, locally available natural materials such earth, small diameter wood and straw to keep expenses to a minimum. The real fun is incorporating all of these methods into an optimum, comfortable, affordable home. Our […]

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Zero Carbon House

“In March 2010 we obtained special planning permission under PPS7 for a large new Zero-carbon Cob House. This will be a truly ground breaking building meeting code for sustainable homes level 6 (The highest possible level) bringing cob to the cutting edge of UK domestic Architecture. The scale of this enormous project is breathtaking. We […]

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Hand-Build An Earth Sheltered House For $5,000

“Cash, that most basic element of our economy, can be in abysmally short supply for new young families scraping by on marginal jobs. Sustainable house building may not be foremost in their minds. But one young couple in Wales managing on an annual income of just $10,000 went ahead and built their own cheap home […]

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Use Of Springs For Drinking Water

“How to protect the sanitation of sources of spring water… Open water springs, and similar containers have been used for centuries to supply water to buildings. If the water tank is located higher than the building it serves the water supply can be fed by gravity. If the open water tank is in the building […]

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Free Documentary – Seeds Of Death, The Lies Of GMO

The leaders of Big Agriculture – Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta – are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them. This award-winning documentary, Seeds of […]

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Bicycle Lawnmowing

“There we were, ruminating on just what gizmos creative minds will dream up to win fame and glory (plus cash and bike) in the Specialized Innovate or Die competition, and in a totally unrelated web search, happened upon the ‘B.O.B. Mower,’ which looks like a customized Sunlawn mower, attached to B.O.B. bike trailer linkage. All […]

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For The Cleanest (Greenist) Laundry Try Soap Nuts

“Don’t be afraid of soap nuts. Yes, they look a bit weird and smell funky at first, but they work! My clothes come out of the washer with a light, fresh scent and very clean. With all the “green” and “eco-friendly” detergents on the market today, I’m happy to have found a product that works […]

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10 Shipping Container Buildings For Homes And Outbuildings

“Just a few miles from my house, there is a piece of land with two old shipping containers placed about 20′ apart and parallel to each other. There are also two large barns and several smaller outbuildings, but no house. I was always curious about this place, since it had the feel of a train […]

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Understanding The Moon Phases

“…It’s probably easiest to understand the moon cycle in this order: new moon and full moon, first quarter and third quarter, and the phases in between. As shown in the above diagram, the new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate alignment (why “approximate” […]

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