Awesome aquarium and fish pond ideas for your backyard

Having a pond or aquarium in your backyard doesn't have to be an expensive project. Glass aquariums are pricey, requires constant maintenance, and are not always attractive especially outdoors. Well,…

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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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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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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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10 Toys for Your Backyard Chickens

Chickens love to get busy. They enjoy running around, scratching and pecking at things all the time. Now when they can't find anything that resembles those activities, they get bored. And…

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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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Raised Garden Bed Projects

Raised garden beds do offer a lot of benefits for gardeners. It makes tending to greens more convenient, especially for people experiencing lower back/knee pain. It could also prevent critters…

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