Paint your house solar!
Paint yourself some free energy. Take the titanium oxide that is already in most paints, throw in a little molybdenum-sulphide and humidity and drive away in your hydrogen powered car!

Paint your house solar!

We wrote some years back about early research into solar paints. At that time, the research was aimed at making the paint act as photo-electric collectors in the same way…

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Bamboo simplicity – Forest for a Moon Dazzler

Guanacaste, Costa Rica  –  Ben Gracia Saxe Built:    2010 Bamboo is an extraordinarily versatile material.  It’s strong, flexible, lightweight, totally renewable and, potentially very long lasting even when in…

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Seven solid reasons for using bamboo flooring
Bamboo flooring has many advantages to offer a homeowner

Seven solid reasons for using bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring is becoming an increasingly popular option in new homes and in renovations. Before deciding whether to install a bamboo floor , it's important that you know and understand the…

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Look… No Triangles!
Each corbelled bamboo beam member is bolted to the column which helps achieve a rigid frame

Look… No Triangles!

By Guest Blogger Munir Vahanvati The use of triangles is one of the fundamental principles for bamboo construction which is commonly used in most bamboo structures for stability and rigidity.…

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Are solar myths stopping you from saving big money?
Solar panels work on cloudy days in the same way that you can get sunburn through cloud.

Are solar myths stopping you from saving big money?

This article was originally written in March 2012. It was last updated on the 16th of March, 2017. If you’re struggling with skyrocketing energy bills, you’re in good company.  In…

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Seven Tips for Successful Owner-Building
Attitude is 90% of the game so make sure yours is right before starting your owner-built project.

Seven Tips for Successful Owner-Building

We choose to owner-build for many and varied reasons. Sometimes, it’s because we have a limited budget and want to save as much as possible. Other times it’s because we…

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The Green Village
Being connected with nature

The Green Village

Bali, Indonesia - PT Bambu Built area: 18,700 m2 (201,285 sq. ft) Year built: 2010 Photography: Courtesy of Bambu Indah Collection The infinite joy of bamboo Some time back we showed…

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