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an image of a round house made out of wood and thatched roof with windows
DIY Earthbag Round House
Who knew that sandbags can be a full-blown humble abode? Since this age-old practice has made its way to the modern times, you can now create sturdy, affordable and sustainable homes using earthbags with your own hands
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How to Prevent Electrical Hazards in Your Home
Learning what electrical hazards to look for is one of the best ways to help prevent an electrical accident. Below are some of the most common electrical hazards that every homeowner should know about.
there is a little boy sliding down a slide
Stairs no longer optional
Can you remember sliding down stairs – any stairs, when you were a kid? Any ride would do… cardboard, a sleeping bag, even a pillow. Introducing SlideRider, from Minnesota mom, Trisha Cleveland. We’re guessing she has one too many rainy days trying to find fun activities for the kids!
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Glowing driveways and paths
there are many different pictures of old refrigerators
Clay refrigerator requires zero energy to keep food cool
It keeps food cool simply through evaporation. An upper chamber that holds up to 20 liters of water is designed in a way that the water drips down the sides of the unit. As this water evaporates, it cools the refrigerator’s interior, making it a suitable place to store produce.
there are many pictures of different sinks in this bathroom and the sink is made out of glass
10 unique sinks you won’t find in an average home
Sinks are an indispensable appliance in the average modern home. Here are 10 not-so-average sinks any homeowner will appreciate.
the kitchen is clean and ready to be used by someone who needs to wash their dishes
Tips on How to Keep Your Kitchen Mess-Free
We’ve all had days when the kitchen is just an absolute disaster. Tidying up a messy kitchen is easy once you know where to start. In this article we share some tried and tested tips on keeping your kitchen neat and tidy.
there are many different things that can be found in this collage with the words genius ways to use binder clips
Genius ways to use binder clips
These binders can do much more than organize paperwork! You’ll be surprised how they can make your life easier.
an image of stairs made out of stained glass and the words amazing stained staircases
Amazing tiled staircases!
You’d be surprised at what you can do to make a simple staircase into your home's showcase. See this article and draw inspiration from our gallery of fabulous tiled staircases.
there is a blue and green machine with wheels on the front, and two pictures of it
No powerpoint needed… human powered washing machines!
Off the grid? No problem. Camping holiday? No problem. Want some exercise while you save money? No problem. All you need is one of these nifty people-powered’ washing machines…
how to make a soda bottle fruit picker for apples and pears in the garden
How to Make a Soda Bottle Fruit Picker
Don’t let a single fruit go to waste. If you are harvesting fruit from a large tree, use a fruit-picker. This DIY soda bottle fruit picker is made entirely of scarp and recycled materials, and so will cost you next to nothing. Click on the article and learn how to make your own soda bottle fruit picker now.
there is a little boy sliding down a slide
Stairs no longer optional
Can you remember sliding down stairs – any stairs, when you were a kid? Any ride would do… cardboard, a sleeping bag, even a pillow. Introducing SlideRider, from Minnesota mom, Trisha Cleveland. We’re guessing she has one too many rainy days trying to find fun activities for the kids!
an older man standing in front of a garage door with the words secret garage door on it
Secret Garage Door
The government didn't allow Erik Vekeman to build a garage door, so he didn’t. Or at least that’s what they thought! See this article to find out how this clever Belgian villager got around the technicality.
there are many different pictures of old refrigerators
Clay refrigerator requires zero energy to keep food cool
It keeps food cool simply through evaporation. An upper chamber that holds up to 20 liters of water is designed in a way that the water drips down the sides of the unit. As this water evaporates, it cools the refrigerator’s interior, making it a suitable place to store produce.
there are pictures of different things in the house that you can use to organize your home
How to Organize When You Live in a Tiny Home
Living in a tiny house is a delightful challenge. It comes with some limitations in space, but these can easily be remedied with smart, functional design. In this article we share tips on how to keep a tiny house organized.