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...

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┬álike the BeeSource Forums. It’s a good thing, too. Bees are integral to the ecosystem. Without them,...

Chicken Coop Infographic Made of Win Apr29

Chicken Coop Infogra...

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...

DIY Garden Trellis: Free, Easy, and Beautiful Apr28

DIY Garden Trellis: ...

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...

DIY Greenhouse from TreeHugger.Com’s Ramon Gonzalez Oct23

DIY Greenhouse from ...

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...

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

Chicken Coops: Build...

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...