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How to Install Linux on a Chromebook and Unlock Its Full Potential

There are some Chromebooks with awesome hardware out there, like the beautiful Chromebook Pixel, but they don't quite hit their full potential with …

Linux

Custom Raised Garden Boxes

Now that you have seen the backyard design, we want to start showing you how we got started on the raised garden boxes and the steps that we had to …

A Introduction to Campfires: An Illustrated Guide from 1942

The 1942 version of the <i>Boy Scout Handbook</i> featured these amazing illustrated guides to basic firemaking skills, as well as the various styles and …

How to build a shed from recycled wood - Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

Each year wooden pallets in large amounts are thrown as wastes all over the world. Anyone can build their own lumber shed out of the cast-off wooden …

Backyard Outlaw Fire Starters

Tips and Tricks for Surviving Any Winter Adventure

It's tough to match the exhilaration, challenge, and serenity of a day spent snowshoeing, ice climbing, or cross-country skiing — time spent …

The Best DIY Winter Home Decorations Ever: 18 Great Ideas

Here you can find some great ideas for the best diy winter decorations for your home. They all look lovely and they are perfect choice if you want to …

A Swiss Chalet Reborn (with Rooms to Rent)

Brí¼cke 49 Hotel Pension, a modern-rustic guest house in the alpine spa town of Vals, is where we’d like to be right now. Located in a 1902 house …

How to care for a Christmas poinsettia

Poinsettias have a reputation as being hard to maintain, but if you follow our top tips, they should thrive well past Christmas.<p>Looking after a poinsettia<p>Poinsettias originate from warmer climates than Britain's, so avoid temperatures below 13C (55F)<p>If you've popped out on a couple of errands, make …

Plants

Why are garden books so boring?

The garden publishing industry is stagnating, but it's wrong to blame the internet, writes Lucy Masters<p>Once upon a time I used to work in a bookshop, and the gardening section there was really big and bustling - it was one of the most important areas in the shop. The other day I met an old friend …

Top ten winter vegetables

Lucy Chamberlain, editor of Grow Your Own magazine, lists her top cold-season crops to keep cooks satisfied in the cooler months<p>Chard<p>White-stemmed forms tend to be hardier than their red counterparts, so expect the latter to turn to mush in harsh frosts (but if you're lucky they'll re-sprout a crop …

Build a Simple Solar Air Heater - Renewable Energy

After walking into my workshop one December morning and feeling a bone-chilling 10 degrees, I decided to install a heating system. Given the rising …

Kandle Heeter - How to Heat Up Your Room Using a Candle

The Kandle Heeter has been invented by Doyle Doss, a Northern California inventor, and is what it looks like: a candle heater!<p>It sounds simple, but …

How to Make a Bonfire In Your Backyard

Building a bonfire can be lots of fun for the whole family. You can tell ghost stories, sing campfire songs and cook hot dogs and baked potatoes …

Pallet Wood Shoe Rack

Pallet wood is a silent, yet resourceful wood supply. We have a collection in our shed from handouts at Matt's work..which they would have just …

The New “It” Houseplant

Move over, Fiddle Leaf Fig, there’s a new favorite houseplant in town and its name is the Pencil Cactus.<p>Lately we’ve been seeing <i>Euphorbia tirucalli</i> …

10 Easy Pieces: Wardian Cases

A precursor to the terrarium, Wardian cases were invented in the mid-1800s to transport rare plant specimens. And they had staying power–they’re just …

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

How to Make a Chalkboard Window

Chalkboard windows are such a great way to add some charm into your home. Old windows can be found at flea markets, thrift stores, and even on the …

Build an Outdoor Stove, Oven, Grill and Smoker - DIY

This DIY, wood-fired, outdoor masonry stove can be used four ways: for baking, grilling, cooking, and smoking. Whatever your cooking needs, our …

Off-grid

5 Favorites: Raised Beds for the Garden

The geometry of raised beds in a garden is enough to win me over. Here’s a collection of pre-made (for us hammer-shy types) raised garden beds, all …

Gardening

New Bird Feeder

To be honest I wasn't sure what to call this post...You see the bird feeders aren't really new and neither is the limb they are hanging on...So …

How To: Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

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