When you build a home, cost control can become a major source of stress for the amateur home builder. How do you choose where to spend and where to save?
Here are some helpful tips for renting a storage unit to save you time, money and make your self-storage experience as positive and hassle-free as possible.
Some birds fly repeatedly at windows as they peck and attack their reflection. Here are some ideas that really work to stop them doing this. The remedies are simple and cheap to implement.
Warm weather means frequent snake encounters for many of us. If you live in an area with an abundance of venomous snakes, a good snake pole is essential. Here's how to build a reliable and inexpensive snake pole.
Container modification requires tools and materials that effectively and efficiently transform a container to the perfect shipping container home. Here, we look at some of the tools for cutting shipping containers.
I love living off the grid. If you are thinking of making the move to an off-grid lifestyle, here are the most important things to know—plus some of my top tips to get you started.
My family has been successfully living off the grid for over ten years. Here's how we put nature to work to support our off-grid lifestyle, including solar lights and appliances indoors and outdoors.
We had wanted an underground house for years, and finally, we found the perfect one. Or did we? We learned the hard way what realtors and ads don't tell you.
Nature inspired homes, modern architecture, upcycled houses and bizarrchitecture. Explore the possibilities for unusual homes and weird houses from some of the world's most creative architects.
We live off the grid, so we harvest and store our own rainwater. Here's how we set up water-storage tanks to collect enough rain to supply our home and gardens. Instructions and photos.
You have skillfully peeled the tough skin of that pomelo fruit during the season, and now you are mulling over what to do with it. Should it be just tossed in the bin? Or are there other uses of that yellowish green scenty peel?
Chopping firewood is fun, and it's great exercise. If you use wood to heat your home and you're not chopping your own yet, it's high time you learned that firewood should warm you twice! Here's just about everything you need to know to get choppin'.