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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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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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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Awesome stairs with slides!

Stairs can be a lot more than just a way for people to access different levels of a home or office. They could be a grand staircase that serves as the main feature of your home or…

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Building an Indoor to Outdoor Space
A year-round addition to a home's functionality. I cold climates, Clear cafe blinds will trap the warmth of that fireplace.

Building an Indoor to Outdoor Space

When it comes to creating a home, one of the most loved trends of the moment is to bring the outdoors in. This sounds simple enough, but in order to…

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Rustic Timber Countertops

A cabin or a rustic designed house is not complete without a rustic kitchen countertop. If you're (re)designing your home or kitchen for the rustic look, don't forget these wonderful inspiration! The kitchen…

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