Global Village Construction Set by Marcin Jakubowski Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set - a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The aim of the GVCS is to lower the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing. Its a life-size lego set that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, or in the developing world. CHANEL: The Self-Portrait of a Perfume Post by Portia Hey there APJ, This video came out in May but it’s been so hectic here I haven’t gotten around to sharing it. One thing I have noticed over the last decade or so is CHANEL’s constant reinvention of ways to market themselves, and the way many other companies jump on board the idea.
Eco-Dome: Moon Cocoon - Cal-Earth Building Designs The Eco-Dome is a small home design of approximately 400 square feet (40 sq. meters) interior space. It consists of a large central dome, surrounded by four smaller niches and a wind-scoop, in a clover leaf pattern. Learning and building an Eco-Dome is the next stage after building a small emergency shelter and provides hands-on learning experience in the essential aspects of Superadobe construction. How to build a Blackhouse In the pictures above (left and right) you can see how the oat straw thatch is fixed to the stonework and kept in place by ropes and stone. The oat straw was replaced regularly and the old thatch was used for fertiliser. Above (middle) is the central open fire with a bed alcove (Pattern No. 188) in the background. The home (right) is a modern blackhouse built in Canada.
A Web Designer Built A Tiny House With Zero Debt - The Tiny House Project Most grown children have heard this question from their parents at some point in their lives: “If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?” It’s a question that pushes us to think for ourselves. That question doesn’t inspire me, but this man in California does. Alek Lisefski is a web designer who decided to take everything we know about building a house and flip it on its head. Instead of going in debt for hundreds of thousands of dollars, he built his own home for the low, low price of $30,000. It’s only 8x20ft, but that’s what makes it awesome.
Sustainable Design Made of Shipping Containers Designed by Copenhagen-based studio, this project called WFH House is developed in China by Arcgency and Teknologisk Institut for their client World FLEX Home. As we all know, recycling is one of the major issues nowadays. Especially when it comes to architecture and sustainable design. We’ve seen a lot of creative ways to build a home from stretch using eco-friendly materials or recycled ones, but we’ve never seen a house entirely build of shipping containers. How to Make an Outdoor Pizza Oven Man up your garden with this adventurous DIY project. Take the bold step of making your own pizza oven in the backyard. We won’t lie to you, it will need some work. So, roll up your sleeves and grab those bags of cement.
Eco-Friendly House Made From Shipping Containers When you think of a house made out of shipping containers, you would probably imagine an ugly and out-of-the-ordinary design that simply doesn’t spell home for you. That’s not the case. Here you have a good example of a unique and good taste design used in a home built from 2 shipping containers. The eco-friendly house uses two 3.7 square meters recycled shipping containers, as part of a Savannah project, which sought to deliver a comfortable and cheap place to live. Designed as a single couple one-story residence, it provides everything that a modern downtown apartment would, but for a more decent low budget. Wood is mainly used for the blend in eco-friendly concept.