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Dream Green Home Plans

Dream Green Home Plans

Building A Straw Bale Home Take a look at the picture on the right. It looks like a cozy, Spanish-inspired home that you’d enjoy spending time in right? Photo courtesy of Sure it does. Straw Bale Homes Many people have never even heard of straw bale homes, but building with straw is actually one of the oldest ways to construct a house. The Benefits of Living In A Straw Bale House There are tons of benefits to living in a straw bale house. 1. Andrew Morrison is a straw bale home builder; he also runs, a comprehensive resource on how to build straw bale homes. 2. Think about it: in a straw bale home, your walls are not filled with fluffy insulation; they’re filled with hard packed straw bales. Straw bale homes are very, very quiet. 3. Ok, this might be met with skepticism by some of you. The answer is: no. Case in point: one of his client’s homes was exposed to a wildfire outside of Los Angeles. 4. Believe it or not, but straw is considered a waste product. 5. 6. Types of Straw Bale Homes

Humanure Handbook: Contents A Guide to Composting Human Manure Second Edition Front Cover - Back Cover Table Of Contents: ( Show Chapters Only ) ) ) Awards Reader Feedback From The First Edition 0 - The Beginning 1 - Crap Happens 2 - Waste Not Want Not 3 - Microhusbandry 4 - Deep Sh*t 5 - A Day In The Life Of A Turd 6 - Composting Toilets And Systems 7 - Worms And Disease 8 - The Tao Of Compost (*how to do it!) 9 - Alternative Grey Water Systems 10 - The End Is Near References Appendix 1: Temperature Conversions Appendix 2: Sources of Wetland Plants Appendix 3: US State Regulations Glossary Other Goodies: Join a discussion with your fellow humanure composters! PalmOS file in DOC format: Chapter 8: Tao of Compost Copyright 1999, Joseph C. The following information may be reproduced subject to the following three conditions: 1) The information must not be changed or altered. 2) The following information must accompany all copies: Source: The Humanure Handbook. 3) The reproduction is not done for profit.

Eco Nest 1200 Plan This 1434 sf home was designed specifically for an off grid building site. It's floorplan allows all spaces to be easily heated by the solar gain or by the woodstove at night. The main bedroom has its own bathroom and there is a cozy sleeping loft above the dining area for guests. Floor Plan All of Integral Design Studio's strawbale plans incorporate an internal modified post and beam structure, with bales on edge as infill. These plans include all four elevations, scaled floorplans, cross section details, other significant construction details. *In some cases the prints may be on 24"x36" sheets. Want to Live in a ISBU Shipping Container Home? Post Publication Addition: Since writing this article, I’ve learned an awful lot about ISBU homes. I’ve even teamed up with an expert on container homes, and together we’ve written a book. If you’re interested in living in an amazing container home yourself, my partner, Alex Klein, and I have written an introductory book on how to do it. Alex has built over 100 ISBU homes around the world, and even consults with Congress on using these containers for housing. The book is called Introduction to Container Homes and Buildings. If you’re a regular reader of The Greenest Dollar, then you probably already know that I’m enthralled with the idea of living in a micro home. The trend now is in the opposite direction. That’s micro home living. So, it is with the utmost excitement that I share this idea with you. Pretty amazing, right? These container homes funky, green, amazingly affordable, and comfortable. There’s also this really amazing clip from Modern Marvels that you can watch. My mistake.

Chelsea Green: The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living Green Home Building: Index Shipping container designs, photos, plans and architecture Coriander oil (cilantro) can be used to treat food poisoning and drug-resistant infections (NaturalNews) Food-borne illness outbreaks and the growing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are two very serious societal problems for which researchers say they are actively looking for viable solutions. But one such solution found right in nature is coriander oil, which has been found to kill a number of different bacterial strains, as well as aid in digestion and treat the symptoms of food poisoning. Dr. Fernanda Domingues and her colleagues from the University of Beira Interior in Portugal tested the effects of coriander oil, an essential oil extracted from the seeds of the coriander plant, also known as cilantro, on twelve different bacterial strains, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella enterica, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the infamous hospital superbug. "The results indicate that coriander oil damages the membrane surrounding the bacterial cell," said Dr. Domingues about how the essential oil works.