Building for Free with Papercrete Sep02

Building for Free with Papercrete

You have WAY too many newspapers on your stoop. Junk mail accounts for as much as 50% of your garbage. Your printer is evil and spits out hundreds of misaligned pages. Even if, by the grace of all that is holy, none of these descriptions currently fit your life, the odds are that there is excess paper somewhere in your vicinity. Good news! You can build something out of it. Up-cycle. Recycle. Reuse. Whatever you want to call it, re-purposing old materials to make something amazing is something of an art form. Papercrete is the medium by which some of the most amazing reuse projects are completed (including much of the house to the left). A doghouse? Sure, done. A shed? Give me a few weeks and you will have one free of charge. A house? Well, maybe. The amazing people over at Survival Life have put together a brief history and tutorial of the material. If you’ve had a hankering to build but didn’t have the funds, now you have no excuse. Oh, wait, but that means I don’t either....

DIY Jar Comb Honey May05

DIY Jar Comb Honey

Just to preface this, there is no one article to rule them all when it comes to beekeeping. There are, however, thousands of dedicated beekeepers who give their advice freely on sites like the BeeSource Forums. It’s a good thing, too. Bees are integral to the ecosystem. Without them, life would be much harder (and less delicious). So I thought, why not post a forum discussion on how to create stunning, incredibly effective Jar Comb Honey DIY beehives? This DIY Beekeeping thread shows how beekeeping can be a lifelong passion. If you grow a garden, have fruit trees, love the taste of honey, apply raw honey on skin blemishes, own a flower patch, or just generally respect the earth, try out this stunningly elegant solution to encourage the bee population in your area (and enjoy a tasty treat too).    ...

Chicken Coop Infographic Made of Win Apr29

Chicken Coop Infographic Made of Win...

I have a confession to make: i’m addicted to infographics. I’m also addicted to asparagus, but that’s a totally different (and sometimes smelly) addiction. Sometimes, I stumble upon an infographic that just cannot help but be shared. Sometimes, I consider getting a tattoo of said infographic. This is one of those times. Courtesy of the awesome blog Mom with a Prep comes this beautiful infographic. If you want to build and maintain a chicken coop, this is the infographic for you. Chicken coops are essential for any non-vegan who wants to cultivate life and live as sustainably as possible....

DIY Garden Trellis: Free, Easy, and Beautiful Apr28

DIY Garden Trellis: Free, Easy, and Beautiful...

Garden Trellises can be crazy expensive. They don’t have to be. These incredibly easy DIY Garden Trellis plans give gardeners another option to cultivate climbing plants. The truth of the matter is that no one wants to spend an extra 50 bucks on something if they can make it. With this garden trellis, you spend nothing but some time and branches. So if you have two hours and a few branches, get out their and start cultivating life!...

DIY Greenhouse from TreeHugger.Com’s Ramon Gonzalez Oct23

DIY Greenhouse from TreeHugger.Com’s Ramon Gonzalez...

Building a DIY greenhouse can extend your growing season, add a bit of aesthetic intrigue to your property, and offer a haven for unique plant species. TreeHugger.Com’s Ramon Gonzalez wrote a great DIY article “3 Easy DIY Greenhouses for Under $300” that showcases a few great ways to build greenhouses from recycled materials and materials purchased for under $300. TreeHugger.Com is a news hub and sustainability resource for those concerned about the environment, personal sustainability, and social and political issues....

Chicken Coops: Build Your Own with Plans from BackYardChickens.Com Oct21

Chicken Coops: Build Your Own with Plans from BackYardChickens.Com...

Want to build your own chicken coop for fresh eggs and poultry year-round? Check out all the plans available at BackYardChickens.Com. BackYard Chickens is a great resource for anyone interested in raising their own chickens. With resources that range from breed info to coop plans, BackYard Chickens is a great resource for all things chicken....