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How to have a home with no house payments and no utility bills! Plans for Passive Solar Homes. Hoqw To Evaluate Your Site For Solar Energy. Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers Path of Sun Across the Sky Note: If you never liked "Science Time", you may want to skip the next few paragraphs, and go right to "Obstacle Survey".

Hoqw To Evaluate Your Site For Solar Energy

The path of the sun across the sky changes with the time of year. This is why its important to do this obstacle survey, and not just stick your head out the window and see what the sun is shining on today. At the two equinoxes, the sun rises due east and sets due west. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and occurs on Dec 21 in the northern hemisphere. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and occurs on June 21 in the northern hemisphere. The 23.5 degrees referred to above is the tilt of the earth axis of rotation relative to the plane of the earths orbit. How to buy acres of land. Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques. How To Build A Root Cellar - Part 1. The year round availability of fresh produce at supermarkets in this modern society has pretty much eliminated the use of the historic age-old root cellars.

How To Build A Root Cellar - Part 1

Earthbag Building: Free Rootcellar Plan. Architecture. Home Building, Construction, Design. Maximize Space Under Your Stairs. We’ve seen a lot of indoor arrangements where the space under the stairs is completely neglected.

Maximize Space Under Your Stairs

This usually happens because the owners fear not to overcrowd the living room or hallway. DIY Rotating Bookshelves, Staircases and Trap Doors. Man makes trap door bookshelf – And teaches you how!

DIY Rotating Bookshelves, Staircases and Trap Doors

28 cosas que obviamente necesitas para tu casa. Hybrid Desk & Storage Rise Up to Meet Suspended Staircase. Hybrid Desk & Storage Rise Up to Meet Suspended Staircase Article by Urbanist, filed under Fixtures & Interiors in the Design category.

Hybrid Desk & Storage Rise Up to Meet Suspended Staircase

Playing tricks on the eye, this split-style stairway merges a desk and storage below with a framework of steps hanging down from above, all with a daunting-looking gap left in the middle. Dutch designer Mieke Meijer hand-crafted this hybrid interior system for the home of Just Haasnoot in The Hague, inspired in part by the black and white photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher. The frame-based structure was made to save space and maintain a sense of openness. 33 Awesome Inspirations for Your Dream Home. Each of us probably have an idea about what our individual dream homes would look like.

33 Awesome Inspirations for Your Dream Home

Maybe your dream home would have a hammock ... or maybe an indoor slide that leads outside into a pool filled with Jell-O. You can have whatever you want, after all, it's YOUR dream home. But if you need some inspiration, here are 33 awesome things you might want to include in the house of your fantasies. 1. A ping pong table door 2. Furniture Held Together by Tension.

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Building StrawBale Houses. Strawbale houses are cheap, easy to build and can be put up in a relatively short period of time.

Building StrawBale Houses

Strawbale houses are usually made by stacking rows of straw bales with a moisture barrier between the bales and the supporting platform. Building with bales of straw has become very popular and can be seen in many areas of the Southwestern United States. Straw is a renewable building material and is a great insulator from the elements. Strawbale Homes. Free Plans. Several free plans by Owen Geiger are now available: Preview the Economizer House Plan here.Economizer House Plan PDF Solar Pit House PDF Preview the Solar Pit House plan here. esert Shelters PDF Preview Desert Shelters by searching this phrase in the built-in search in the right hand column.

Free Plans

Craftsman Bamboo/Plastic Bottle House PDF (Honorable Mention in Shelters for All housing competition) Preview the Craftsman plan here. oot Cellar Plan. Hempcrete Could Change The Way We Build Everything. When it comes to new and sustainable housing ideas, it seems to always be about creating a more efficient home in terms of insulation, lighting, electricity, etc.

Hempcrete Could Change The Way We Build Everything

Mainstream belief on the subject would have you believe that top corporations and government projects are working with the best possible technology to bring forth solutions that work and are going to be great for the environment. If that was truly the case, I can guarantee you that the whole world would be using Hempcrete right now. Haven’t heard of it?

Eco Homes from the Earth: 7 Ways to DIY. Wouldn’t it be nice to own your own green dream home, made with recycled and natural materials and packed with custom features?

Eco Homes from the Earth: 7 Ways to DIY

Whether you’re an experienced builder or have never picked up a power tool in your life, you can build a natural eco-friendly home with user-friendly, low-cost materials like cob, cordwood, straw and the dirt and wood from your own land. These 7 natural building techniques produce beautiful homes with a small ecological footprint and tons of personality. Earthships and Hobbit Houses. Laying out the Building Lines For Your Natural Building « Natural Living School. Site Preparation After you select your site, and have a plan and design for your building, then you are ready for site preparation. The first thing to do is make sure you clear the site where the building will be located. This means removal of trees, shrubs, large rocks, stumps, or anything that may be in the way of the construction. If there is a lot of plant life, you may choose to transplant it, or if it’s just grasses you may just mow it down or weed whack it.

If you are planning on having a living roof, you could use the top soil and the plants on your roof, as long as they don’t require lots of space for deep roots. Laying Out The Building Lines. * Hemp Bricks are harder than concrete for homes and buildings! Cinva Ram. [edit] Overview The Cinva Ram was developed in 1952 by Raul Ramirez of the Inter-American housing center in Columbia. It was very popular in Columbia and neighbor developing countries, due to an effective low cost design.

Sheddish. Home improvement projects. How to Detox Your Home Naturally, 7 Ways. Researchers now say indoor air can be 10 times more polluted than the air outdoors. This is due to the many toxic products we have in our homes, such as formaldehyde and benzene released from furniture, rugs, plastic and paints. These products can then trigger headaches, fatigue, wheezing, allergic reactions, or a blue mood.

15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality. 10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification. | Most are naturally drawn to the outdoors for a period of quiet contemplation and/or a restful area to relax in. But often snowy weather, lack of time, or location can inhibit one’s time in the wilderness. Thankfully, it is easier than ever to introduce flora into one’s home. Plants grown indoors have a variety of benefits. Not only are they the ultimate in functional decorating, but some well-placed greenery can brighten a space, purify the air, and also create a more relaxing, restful ambiance. Studies have also proven that bringing lush greenery indoors can help reduce stress levels, relieve tension, and even help one heal faster. Reap the benefits nature can offer by adopting one (or more!)

Super-Natural: Green Shower & Graywater Reuse System. Gray water is tricky to deal with. On the one hand, it is wasteful to send it back into the sewer systems along with the truly polluted waters found there. On the other hand, it cannot be drunk or used to bathe or shower without some process of filtration. Like a self-contained interior ecosystem, this wonderful green shower design by Jun Yasumoto incorporates aesthetically pleasing natural elements that grow around you but also contains a series of systems that slowly recycle your waste water into fresh, usable and fully drinkable H2O.

A series of organic plant materials slowly filter the larger elements from the water and the fine-tuned filtering takes place in carbon-activated filters below your feet. How to Drill Your Own Water Well. Waterpumping Windmill - Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil Waterpumping Windmill - STEP / IGES, Other - 3D CAD model. Blog Mechanical Mage. Video reveals how to heat your home using just TEALIGHTS and FLOWERPOTS - and it costs just 8p a day. YouTube user Dylan Winter created the DIY heater for his boat and officeHe used tealights that cost £1 for a pack of 100 plus two basic ceramic potsThe process uses the theory of convection heat transfer to warm a roomTealights burn for around four hours in the morning and afternoon.

DIY Household. Automatic Cat Feeders Automated Pet Water Feeder Timers Auto Cat Food Feeders. How to Build an Outdoor Mud Oven for Use Now and When the SHTF. Underground fire pit. easy to make. Awesome Fire Pit Swing Set. What’s better than sitting around a campfire in the summer evenings? A beautiful summer evening with a backyard fire pit is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. Building a Celtic Roundhouse. Vidéoprojecteur DIY. Peinture bio maison, peinture qualité pas chère - Homemade paint, cheap quality bio paint. How To Make Glow In The Dark Paint. How to make an amazing decor for kids rooms ? Translate. Recycled Wine Bottle Torch.

How to cut glass. 27 Chemical-Free Products for DIY Spring Cleaning. How To Clean Copper ... Naturally. 50+ Natural Ways To Keep Insects Out Of Your Home. Facebook. Facebook. 31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again. S Guide to Healthy Cleaning. Quotidiana. DIY Beauty. How to Make Magnesium Oil to Improve Sleep and Reduce Stress. Nutrition. The Silver Bullet: Making Your Own Colloidal Silver. ¿Y si nos fabricásemos el jabón en casa?

Soap Making 101 - Making Cold Process Soap. Soap Making. 15 Ways to Activate Your Internal Deodorant. Deodorant Recipe. DIY Deodorizing Carpet Powder. Homemade natural toothpaste. Homemade Toothpaste With Coconut Oil – and 38 other coconut oil cures!One Good Thing by Jillee. How to Whiten Yellow Teeth at Home for Free (My Story)

Naturally Whitening Tooth Powder Recipe. How To Make Butter From Milk (Couldn’t Be Easier!) Make Your Own All-Natural Sleep Aid. Squeezable Homemade Toothpaste Recipe (Remineralizing) Homemade Tooth Soap Recipe: Healthy Alternative to Toothpaste. Make Your Own All-Natural Deodorant {Stick or Spray}One Good Thing by Jillee. Creating a Basic Soap Recipe - Soap Making Recipe Basics - How to Make Homemade Natural Soap. DIY Basic Colloidal Silver Generator. Magnesium Oil. Facebook. How To Clean Brass Naturally. Dime la Neta Cómo cortar vidrio con estambre y acetona – Translate. Reused trampoline into swinging bed. How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap! Empty space next to the fridge? Make a Roll-Out Pantry. Heat Your Room with 1 Candle plus Flowerpots, Nuts and Washers. Yggdrasil (Finished Project) Spindow? Rotating Two-Face Window Plus Built-In Planter. 15 House Plants You Can Use As Air Purifiers.

Distiller - search Instructables. DIY Solar Still. How to do it Youself DIY and make a Water alkalinization ionization ionizer water sytem unit. How to Make an Essential Oil Distiller from Kitchen Equipment. How To Make a Homemade Ozone Generator (Air Purifier) Two if by Sea: DIY Cargo Shipping Container Home on Stilts. A Library Slide by Moon Hoon. 20 of the Sneakiest Secret Doors (list) Composting Toilets.

Root Cellar. Calculation of sun’s position in the sky for each location on the earth at any time of day.