Do you want to get some upper body exercise? Well forget the chain saw and cut logs for your wood burning stove with a bow saw. Much safer than a machine and a great aerobic workout!
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.
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.
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'.
Once you know how much waste comes from your home, you can begin to arrange tanks together to construct the bio-digester septic tank.
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.
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.
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.
Flowers are perfect for special occasions. Those lovely bouquets won't last forever, but these are great tips to keep them lasting longer—so you can enjoy them for at least a week or so.
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.
Bungalows have certain characteristics that differentiate them from other homes. Here's a crash course to help you identify this iconic architectural style.
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.
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.
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.
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.