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The First Zombie-Proof House. Somehow, ritual drunk-conversation concerning team captains for the apocalypse has become a major part of the lives of 20-somethings.

The First Zombie-Proof House

Having been matured in the Grandaddy-crowned masterpiece film (put “A.M. 180” on and forget that you have a job) 28 Days Later and the best-selling Zombie Survival Guide, we’re all a little too ready to deal with the 2012 zombie apocalypse of our dreams. “The Safe House,” designed by KWK Promes, starts to get eerily close to something I could work with, if say 200 bludgeoned members of the undead army came over to eat their way into borrowing some sugar.

“The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security,” begins the designers’ website in the summary of the structure. Who wouldn’t feel safe in a concrete rectangle that folds in upon itself to become completely sealed? Earthbag Construction. EarthBag Homes - you're standing on the building materials... earthbag home Long sandbags are filled on-site and arranged in layers or as compressed coils.

Earthbag Construction

Stabilizers such as cement, lime, or sodium carbonate may be added to an ideal mix of 70% sand, 30% clay. Straw may also be added. The earthbags are then plastered over with adobe. Arquitectura en Equilibrio (Architecture in Balance) www.flickr.com earthbag home Plastic bags recycled into plastic bags -- if plastic does not break down for a thousand years, this building is sure to last several lifetimes. Earthbag construction Foundations differ as per site. Earthbag construction The time consuming part, filling the bags. Earthbag construction Testing the strength of an arch. Earthbag home Project Seres, Guatemala. projectseres.org www.flickr.com.

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Backyard Projects. Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Play. By Handmade Charlotte | Now that summer has arrived, the backyard is the central spot for family activities. Here’s a roundup of unique spaces for outdoor play that break the traditional mold to bring the fun to a whole new level! Nggallery id=’121260′ Kiddie Car Wash How about a backyard car wash for keeping cool during the hot days of summer? Nest Treehouse Why constrain your ideas to the traditional concept of a playhouse? Backyard Skate Ramp Give your kids a safe place to skate with a backyard half-pipe! Build your own sunken trampoline with DIY instructions that can be found here! Check out other articles by Rachel here! For more from Rachel, check out her beautifully curated blog: Handmade Charlotte.

Other posts you might enjoy: • Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Play • Tiny Summer Cottages • Inspired Kids Rooms: Hidden Nooks. Pallet Shed. Privacy Policy for If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at johnmd@eastlink.ca.

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At the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by and how it is used. Log Files Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on send directly to your browsers. Pallet Fence. If you have access to various sizes of free pallets, consider this idea for your next fence.

Pallet Fence

Now I know for a fact that I would rather dig a ditch with a spoon than pull "nailed on boards. " But when faced with the retail cost of a new fence from the Home Improvement Center, I will happily run for the hammer when the cost is nearly nothing. Untreated, stained, or painted to your preference, a pallet fence should last for many years, although I strongly advise you at least treat the dirt-bound end of your posts with Thompson's Water Sealer or some equally comparable preservative. The finished pallets should also be affixed to a height of at least 3 inches from the ground to help prolong the life of the fence.