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How to Build a Train Bed

Every parent thinks his kid should have only the best in his or her life. The extent people go to provide the best food, clothing and schooling to their children is amazing and sometimes inspiring. An important part of a young one’s life and development is imagination and creativity. This can be found throughout their daily life, but it’s crucial you take action, as a parent, to further enco

Earthships: The Amazingly Innovative Completely Off-Grid Home

Earthships! If you haven’t heard of them, this will be a pleasant surprise. It all started the first time I was traveling across Canada. We were driving in a purple minivan with Collective Evolution decals on the side. We received an email from someone saying they saw us driving around Ottawa and wanted to invite us over for a chat at their earthship. I says to my travel buddy I says “What i

How To Start A 1-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead

(Mother Earth News) Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. Your 1-acre homestead can be divided into land for raising livestock and a garden for raising fruits, vegetables, plus some grain and forage crops. Illustration by: Dorling Kindersley Everyone will have a different approach to k

How to build a 14×14 solar cabin

This is a general overview of how I built my 14x14 solar cabin for under $2000. For complete step-by-step directions, videos, and more project plans including how to install solar power, drill your own well, build a composting toilet and more please visit my website: http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com

Ugly Duckling Shipping Container Home Built by Artist Is a Beautiful Swan on the Inside

This shipping container home might be the ugly duckling on the outside, but the inside screams beautiful swan. Design meets function meets artistic style. It may not look spectacular on the outside, but what it lacks in appeal on the exterior, it more than makes up for inside. It’s not really ugly on the outside, and in fact it’s actually rather quaint, and slightly appealing in a recycled k

Amazing House!

I only bought one house in my life and even though it was an amazing experience, there were moments that were dull. You know, the Realtor was tired so they would give you boring tours around houses that you know you couldn’t afford and ended up being a waste of time. I wish my Realtor would have done what this Dutch company does! In order to get some local buzz on a house — they added a rol

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