Maand: januari 2016

Use Straw To Grow Anywhere

One major advantage of growing in straw bales, is that you can setup your garden literally anywhere there’s available space. You can also make it as small or as large as you would like too, limited only by the amount of space you have, your desire, and your imagination. Here are a whole bunch of different (and very creative) straw bale garden setups that you’ll be able to draw some inspiration from. Use Straw To Grow Anywhere On The Lawn On Weed Mat… This garden was setup on a lawn on top of weed mat to stop any weeds from...

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A 300 Dollar Geopolymer Earthbag Dome

This 257 sq. ft. (interior) $300 earthbag dome home provides safe, decent, affordable shelter. It is owner built and can be expanded later with a bit of pre-planning to create larger structures. The Stone Dome is made with geopolymer cast stone. There’s a growing body of evidence that indicates the ancients built pyramids, temples, statues and other objects out of manmade geopolymer cast stone as documented by Professor Joseph Davidovits and other researchers at the Geopolymer Institute. I’ve been investigating the potential of using geopolymer cast stone as a low cost, durable fill material in earthbag houses and reporting...

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How To Build A Bucket Hydroelectric Generator

The Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator is a pico hydroelectric generator housed in a five-gallon bucket. Developed by Sam Redfield to address the lack of commercially available small-scale hydroelectric power in developing countries, the generator is a low-cost, appropriate-technology solution to the problem of supplying electricity to those at the bottom of the economic ladder. How To Build A Bucket Hydroelectric Generator The generator is easy to build and easy to maintain. By design, the materials from which the generator is constructed are extremely common. Most of the components used in the generator are readily available just about anywhere...

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Glassfiber Hobbithouses

For those who have dreamed of living in their own snug hobbit hole, they don’t need to travel to Middle Earth to make the dream a reality. Instead of getting out the shovel and building your own habitable hole in the hillside, you can now simply order a ready-made one and tailor it to your exact specification as a year-round home or a place to retreat for a holiday. Similar to their movie counterparts, the tiny eco-friendly houses by Green Magic Homes are similarly designed to exist under layer of grass and soil – perfect for growing vegetables and feeling...

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