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.
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.
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'.
Olive oil has been used for cleaning and other applications since 8,000 BC. It's one of the most useful, affordable, and green products out there. Use these 25 tips to clean and fix things around the house naturally.
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.
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.
There's a revolution in the construction industry that uses sea containers to build homes and structures. And just like any other house, the shipping container home's livable space needs to be divided using walls. Here's how to build a wall inside a shipping container home.
Some people have joined the tiny house movement. But before you jump in, make sure you know all of the pros and cons of this lifestyle. Here are some important issues to consider that may surprise you and make you think twice before buying or building a tiny house.
Did you know that using your air conditioner contributes to global warming? It also contributes quite a bit to your electric bill. Fortunately, there are ways to go through a hot summer without using it, even in the southwest United States.
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.
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?
Unlike other states like Louisiana or Missouri, California has rather strict land rules and regulations, which aids in determining the legality of the shipping container homes. This is why this article will take you through all you need to know about the legal side of California container homes.
What if every household in the world could thrive with just the amount of water they received via rainfall and no more? Growing food and herbs indoors as well? It can be done. It is being done.