Hinterveld. Luxurious timeless Mohair blankets, scarves and throws, meticulously crafted mohair products in South Africa. Home. Folding Geodesic Dome. Geodesic domes are light, strong structures with huge interior space that is very pleasant and inviting.
Unfortunately they tend to take many man-hours to erect. I wanted a dome that could be easily put up by one or two people in short order. Hence the Folding Geodesic Dome, also known as the Democracy Dome since it's made from recycled political campaign signs. With another election coming we may get some new raw materials soon... Unfortunately this concept is not yet strong and windproof enough for the desert, but testing is underway for a more secure way to attach the segments. It takes 105 triangles to make the particular dome shape I wanted (called a 3V), which could be a time-burner to assemble. There are great Instructables for light domes made from coroplast or cardboard which negate the need for a support frame. This dome is a light-duty ‘backyard’ dome, done as a proof-of-concept; it isnt’t waterproof or windproof enough for open country yet. Folding Geodesic Dome. Teardrop Trailer. Each step is one day.
First of all, my day job is software programmer. This is my first build. I have basic knowledge of wood working and I have some tools. The build is going to take a while (a month? Two?). My plan is to keep the price under $1500 $2000. My Hyundai Sonata can pull a trailer of 1000lb max. The only size of plywood that I can bring home is 4'x8', so everything that's made of plywood should fit in that size. Here is how the side wall of the trailer should look like.
A list of parts with links from where I got them: Trailer. Tools I use: Box cutter Pencil Framing square Wrenches. Cost so far: Roof top car camper. Yurt Without Steel. I built this 10 foot diameter yurt without metal fasteners from free materials.
It has the same proportions as the "standard" Mongolian ger scaled down. The varnished wood and white liner give it a marvelous feeling inside. Lots of people told me this was the best shelter they'd seen at Burningman. ("Yurt" is the Russian word. "Ger" is the Mongolian) Most of the wooden parts are sawed from the slats of a futon couch. At Burning Man I set the yurt up on top of my truck's lumber rack on a platform of redwood boards. In the next photo Pete and Leslie take shelter in the Yurt during a dust storm.During a break in the dust storms there's some rain. Homebuilt Camper Trailer. Safari BaseCamp 10 is a homebuilt camper trailer that my dad and my brother and I built, with the help of some nearby craftsmen.
One of the goals has been to create a self-sufficient system that facilitates a complete set of commodities without the need for hookups. Although many details were worked out during construction, there was quite a bit of prior planning and dreaming involved. It's probably been over two years since the building began, and we're still not done tweaking it. We took BaseCamp 10 on its first camping trip about a year ago. Since Dad did most of the work and we boys helped with some things along the way, I may use "we" to refer to all or any of the the three of us throughout this instructable. Sprout a Couch. Outdoor Decor: 5 Beautiful DIY Paper Lantern Projects » Curbly. I know what you are thinking: paper and outdoors??
Well, perhaps not permanantly, but for those non-rainy summer gatherings, you will want your outdoors do be as fun and welcoming as your indoors. Paper is inexpensive, comes in a bazillion varieties, and makes a big impact! Here's a big tip: start with a ready-made paper lantern and gussy it up a bit! 1. Belinda at the Happy Home Blog used doilies to make this stunning statement,above. How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap!
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If you like this post you might like today’s post on how to print on wood using Waxed Paper Transfers. All you need is waxed paper, a hunk of wood and an inkjet printer. My name is Karen and I haven’t lit anything on fire in 5 months. I’m sure I deserve some sort of a chip or something for that. You see … I’m a bit of a pyromaniac. We light fires in the fireplace every night here in old Casa de Karen from October until March. 6 face cords every year go flying up that chimney. So what’s a pretend pyromaniac girl like me to do in September? The Answer … The Personal Fire Pit. Here we gooooooo … Materials You Need Marine Silicone - $5 cheap glass frames - $4 small rocks - $2 any kind of metal mesh - $2 gel fuel - $4.