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Turf a-frame in Ansen, Netherlands

Turf a-frame in <b>Ansen, Netherlands</b>.

Portable Shipping Container Sewage System Turns Poop into Power

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>Students at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering are hard at work conquering a poop problem. The students recently received a …

Water

Pick Your Own Food At This Vertical Farm Built From Shipping Containers

Greene has been working on the idea for five years. He sees it as an attempt to make local food commercially viable, taking out long-distance …

Aquaponics

Articles about 10 amazing examples shipping container architecture on Dwell.com - Dwell

As more and more people choose alternative ways to live, homes fashioned from old shipping containers are mushrooming up all over...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Shipping Containers

Tubular GoSun Solar Cooker Heats up to a Sizzling 550° F in Mere Minutes

Solar cooking just got even better thanks to the new fuss-free GoSun stove. This uber awesome tube stove can cook delicious meals without using a …

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DIY beehive in a jar

Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouse

You can build this raised garden bed mini-greenhouse to extend your growing season with used railroad ties for the base and some scrap wood and sheet …

Gardening

Heritage Breeds Can Be the Best Egg Laying Chickens

For fun, profit, principle or superior nutrition, raising layer hens is a rewarding experience. Keeping a few of the chickens described in this …

Pita Bread

How-To: Automate Your Chicken Coop

Chickens are notoriously low-maintenance animals to keep, and if you’re drawn to homesteading, even in urban environments, getting a couple of hens is a great way to start. Plus, nothing beats fresh eggs in the morning from your own mini farm. Home automation is all about simplifying daily tasks, …

How to Make Mozzarella at Home

<b>You chop up the cheese curds</b> with a knife. I just slice it up, make little pieces — three by one inch slices — and put it in a stainless steel bowl. It's got to be stainless steel because you put in the boiling water, and stainless steel keeps the water hot.<p>You put boiling water inside — cover the …

Recipes

made Butter

Home-made butter is one of life’s little luxuries. Good butter can make anything taste better. So far, I haven’t been that impressed with American …

Essential equipment for the chicken keeper

When things go wrong, it's vital to have the right kit. Andy Cawthray lists the equipment every backyard chicken owner should keep to hand<p>If you are new to keeping chickens, picking up any poultry magazine or visiting stockists of poultry equipment and feeds can prove a little daunting given the …

How To Make Your Own PVC Water Well Hand Pump - SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central

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Ana White | Food Storage Shelf - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Author Notes:<p>Hi everyone and …

Terraced Garden Beds

<i>Don’t miss out! Follow DIYcozyHome.com on Facebook and bring more love and life into your home.</i><p>This is such a good idea for really hilly backyards. …

Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard

If you’ve spent much time on a farm with chickens then you know that the spaces where chickens live aren’t always the <i>most</i> beautiful corners of the …

Heating a Greenhouse with Compost and Manure

Last November I had the privilege of visiting no dig gardeners Steph Hafferty and Charles Dowding at Charles' house in Somerset. We had a tour of his …

14 x 24 owner-built Cabin

<b>The story of an owner-built 14x24 Little House.</b><p>"I've had a number of request for shots of the interior. So here are some updated pictures."<p>First an …

10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests

The idea of <i>selecting plants for insect control</i> is not a new one – and is part of the overall subject of <i>companion planting</i>. Companion planting has …

Why Dairy Goats Are Cheaper And More Practical Than Dairy Cows

One of the cornerstones of any self-sufficient homestead is the ability to produce dairy products.<p>Dairy products are a valuable source of essential …

This Bamboo Scooter Runs On Nothing But Air

Instead of a city filled with scooter emissions, what if we imagined a cleaner alternative?<p>Forget gas, now a scooter exists that is designed to run on nothing but air. Specifically, compressed air, the same stuff that’s used to clean computer keyboards, fill scuba tanks, fire paintball guns, and …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …