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15 Household Uses for Honey - Healthy Home

Honey is a wonderful tool for healing the body, both inside and out. It is moisturizing, exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory: all boons …

Generating Off-Grid Power: The Four Best Ways

So, you've thought about whether or not living off the grid is right for you; you know that it means no more utility bills and generating all of your …

Renewable Energy

Recycled Solar Power

Drill Press Table<p>PVC Class<p>does anyone know the simplest configuration similar to this that I would need to charge a phone? I have 11 solar panels …

Hugelkultur - Known in Germany as Raised Garden Beds

<b>A few weeks ago</b> I wrote an article on biochar, a centuries old technique for adding nutrients to the soil and retaining them. This article generated …

DIY Pallet and Reclaimed Wood Ideas

Building DIY projects with pallets and reclaimed wood is one of the most satisfying upcycling projects<p>I think you can do. Not only is building this …

Tutorials

How to make Homemade Country Wine

<i>This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Thank you for supporting Lovely Greens</i><p>Shares 113<p>Make your own wine from berries, flowers, …

50 ways to reuse your garbage

From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here's how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson …

Cat Food

Screwdriver is only tool needed to build super-insulated Pop-Up House

Boasting an assembly process that would 'make a Swedish furniture manufacturer blush,' Pop-Up House is a passive house tailored to the time-strapped …

Built Environment

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

A couple of week ago I did a post on some YUMMY Herb Butter I made to go on corn on the cob (or just about any other savory side!) Ever since we …

How to Build a Raised Bed with Benches

Benches make it easier to plant, weed, and harvest your garden.<p>This half-day project makes gardening easier and more comfortable. It’s higher than …

Woodworking

This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.

This is the pallet emergency home.<p>This pallet house can be built in one day using only basic tools.<p>You can also upgrade it with insulation, AC, smoke …

Furniture

16 ways to use citrus to clean your house

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the urge to scrub away the stale residues of winter. If you’ve got a bowl of citrus fruit in the …

How To Make Soap with Easy Substitutions

When it comes to making soap, I love to experiment. But I learned a long time ago that some substitutions can’t be done without a lot of calculating. …

Alternative Medicine

Don’t Throw It Away: 5 Creative Garden Recycling Projects

We know engineered materials like plastics, rubber and ceramics take ages to decompose and can pose a threat to the environment.<p>But they have become …

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

Hidden rays

Dawn

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

British Columbia

Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of five active volcanoes in Hawaii, has erupted continuously, more or less, since it formed some 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. It might be the world’s most …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

The Cascade Flow