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Forget an In-Ground Swimming Pool, this Guy Built His Own Natural Swim Pond! Reddit user power-cube recently shared his backyard DIY project that he has been building in his free time over the last three years.

Forget an In-Ground Swimming Pool, this Guy Built His Own Natural Swim Pond!

Instead of installing an in-ground swimming pool, he decided to build a natural swim pond with a waterfall, small beach, fish (in one of the two ponds) and plants. Aside from the many man-hours he has put in himself, he figures he has spent about $30,000 on materials. Open Concept Modern Tiny House with Elevator Bed. 3D Printed Concrete Castle. Master Carpenter Builds a Masterpiece Home and Garden.

This Transformable 309 sq ft Smart Home has Way More Than Meets the Eye. Hong Kong-based architects LAAB have just completed an incredible home that maximizes every inch of this 309 sq ft (28.7 sq m) flat in Hong Kong’s Central district.

This Transformable 309 sq ft Smart Home has Way More Than Meets the Eye

The clients had a long wish list that included: full kitchen, bathtub, home cinema, gym, storage—and cat-friendly features for their three furry roommates. After 40 iterations, LAAB came up with a solution that is both functional and elegant. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most expensive cities where an average square foot costs about US$1,416 [source]. US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living. Isaac Davis, StaffWaking Times Freedom in the United States today is a moving target, and when the government catches wind of an innovation that makes life easier and more affordable for ordinary people, it always steps in to take control.

US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living

Take, for example, the growing effort to outlaw offgrid living in the U.S., as well as moves by local governments around the country to criminalize private rainwater collection. Now, the federal government is making a major move against the tiny house movement, seeking to give the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authority to require tiny houses to conform to the standards of recreational vehicles (RV’s), of which one of the rules is that the vehicles may not be used or marketed for permanent living. Dilapidated 1860s Barn Gets Revived Into Amazing Entertainment Space. When their clients told him they wanted a barn on their property to compliment their 19th-century farmhouse and serve as their guesthouse and entertainment space, architect Douglas VanderHorn started the search process immediately.

Dilapidated 1860s Barn Gets Revived Into Amazing Entertainment Space

VanderHorn found this barn outside Albany, New York, via Heritage Restorations, a firm that scouts barns in disrepair for rehabilitation and reuse. According to Houzz, the timbers were already numbered and coded, as that was part of the original construction in the 1860s, when the barn was built. This made it easy to keep things organized during dismantling and rebuilding. The wood was tented and fumigated to get rid of any insects before builders began to put the barn back together. As part of the renovations, they replaced the barn’s original siding with fir reclaimed from another barn that was in better shape, and repurposed it elsewhere in the project.

Below you can see some interior shots of the incredible transformation. "Earthship Biotecture": Renegade New Mexico Architect’s Radical Approach to Sustainable Living. Guests Michael Reynolds creator of radically sustainable living options through a process called "Earthship Biotecture.

"Earthship Biotecture": Renegade New Mexico Architect’s Radical Approach to Sustainable Living

" This is viewer supported news Donate New Mexico residents are trying to a break free from Los Alamos’ nuclear legacy by creating more environmentally sound ways of living. What It's Actually Like To Buy A $500 House In Detroit. How_to_build_with_cobb.pdf. Hobbit Hole playhouses, chicken coops, doghouses, more! - Wooden Wonders' Hobbit Holes Bring the Magic of Middle-earth to Your Yard.

Do-It-Yourself Pole-Barn Building - DIY. If you need to add shelter to your homestead easily and economically, pole barns are right for you.

Do-It-Yourself Pole-Barn Building - DIY

They’re the fastest, most cost-effective way to build permanent, solid shelter to store equipment, house livestock, or function as a garage or workshop facility. Cob House Designs & Natural Building - This Cob House. 14 Characteristics of Cob Homes - This Cob House. A cob home will have a very distinct and unique quality to it that you will not find among conventional homes.

14 Characteristics of Cob Homes - This Cob House

Living in a cob house is more than just abiding in a shelter. Cob (material) Building a wall out of cob.

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What Inspired This Man May Surprise You...What He Created From It...Extremely Gorgeous! Caves have a natural beauty to them, as anyone who has been to Carlsbad Caverns can tell you, but Ra Paulette is an expert.

What Inspired This Man May Surprise You...What He Created From It...Extremely Gorgeous!

Artist Ra Paulette has spent the last decade excavating tunnels and passageways, and carving designs and benches in the sandstone cliffs in northern New Mexico. Sustainable Alternative Homes - Freeing Humans For Further Evolution. Source: www.themindunleashed.org | Original Post Date: December 11, 2013 – I would like to invite you to relax.

Sustainable Alternative Homes - Freeing Humans For Further Evolution

I’m guessing you are doing some reading or web-surfing to free your mind after a long work day. Or maybe it’s your day off and you are entertaining yourself with Facebook and online news. Guy Turns 700 Year Old Abandoned Cave Dwelling Into Vacation Home. The Rockhouse is a unique luxury cave retreat, hand sculpted from a Triassic sandstone escarpment near the Wyre Forest in rural Worcestershire.