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Which States Allow Shipping Container Homes?

Are you looking for states that allow shipping container homes? This guide will give you more information on container homes and states that allow them.

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The ABCs of Identifying Mushrooms

This article is a beginner's guide to the basics of mushroom identification with easy-to-follow, organized information accompanied by quality-defining photographs.

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House Name Ideas: A Guide to Giving Your Home a New Identity

Make your house more of a home by giving it a name. Check out these dozens of suggestions for inspiration.

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How to Start Selling at a Farmers Market

Here's an easy guide from a market gardener to help you start selling your garden produce or homemade goods at a farmers market!

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Review of Watch Battery Replacement Tool and DIY Instructions

See how to open your watch to replace the battery with this easy-to-use low-cost case remover tool.

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30+ Animal Cruelty-Free Products That Can Make a Difference in Your Life

Finding vegan cleaning and beauty products can be easier said than done. I've complied a list of animal cruelty-free products that are affordable, safe to use, and ethical. This list can help you drop unnecessary synthetics and preservatives found in cleaners, makeup, and the like. Go vegan today.

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10 Items You Should Replace in Your Household

Learn the 10 items you should periodically replace in your household for your personal health and safety.

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How to Build a Nest Box for Robins From Scrap Timber

I've built lots of birdhouses over the years and most of the time they're happily inhabited by small nesting birds. This construction guide shows you how to make a nesting box, specifically suitable for European robins.

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Foraging for Cattails

This article will cover how to correctly identify and harvest wild cattails and directions for preparing and cooking cattail soup.

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How to Fix a Zipper: 3 Things You Can Try (With Pictures)

Zips can be frustrating devices – jamming, coming loose and refusing to close up. This guide provides tips you can try to get them working again.

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24 Amazing Life Hacks

From using natural cleaners like baking soda and vinegar to turning pipe cleaners into Christmas bows, this article will provide 24 hacks everyone should know about to make this journey called life a little easier.

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A Beginner's Guide to Canning Garden Vegetables and Fruits

This article guides you through the process of canning and preparing your garden vegetables and fruits.

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How to Fix a Quartz Clock That Won't Work

Dust and other grime can clog up the workings of a clock. This guide shows you how to clean the most important working parts.

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Everything You Need to Know About Trapping Rainwater

This guide breaks down two different methods for collecting, harvesting, and filtering rainwater and provides information about how to use it for various projects.

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How to Use Oregano Essential Oil

From skin infections to cold sores, oregano has many more uses beyond the culinary. This article breaks down various applications of oregano essential oil.

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How to Use Citronella Essential Oil

From repelling pests to reducing inflammation, this guide will break down the many uses of the versatile citronella essential oil.

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Grain Bin Jacks: What They Are and How to Use Them

A discussion of various kinds of grain bin jacks and how they are used.

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How to Store Food Long Term

From root cellars to smoke houses to even shipping containers, this article will show you how to store harvests to ensure they remain edible for the long haul.

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How to Build a Grain Bin: An Illustrated Overview

Learn the basic steps of building a new grain bin and what you would need for bin construction to do so safely. The process is illustrated in photos and intended only to help you decide whether or not you can make this a DIY project.

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8 Best Types of Wood for Carving

This article provides insights into how to choose the ideal wood for carving. Depending on your needs, basswood or oak may be the top choices.

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200+ Things to Do When You Can't Leave Your House

Whether you're stuck at home because of a global pandemic, quarantine, or something else, these 200-plus ideas will help save your sanity.

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5 Uncommon Home Improvements to Save Energy

There are many things big and small that you can do around your home to save on energy bills. Some of them are DIY improvements and some are a change in habits. What is listed here are five of the less common ideas that will save you money on your energy bill.

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6 Steps to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh Longer

From recutting the stems to using floral additives, these six tips will allow you to enjoy your fresh cut flowers for at least a week or so.

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How to Build a Biodigester Septic Tank

Once you know how much waste comes from your home, you can begin to arrange tanks together to construct the biodigester septic tank.

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What Is a Biodigester Waste System and How Does It Work?

A biodigester is a mechanical toilet that can convert waste from the home into exclusive outputs, such as biogas and water for home use. Learn how it works and if it's right for you.

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Keep Your House Cool Without Using Air Conditioning

Learn a number of ways to go through a hot summer without using your air conditioning so you can save on your electrical bill and also go green.

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How to Add Plumbing to a Shipping Container Home

Plumbing is one of the most crucial components added to a shipping container home. For this reason, keen detail has to observed during the process of installation

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Are Shipping Container Homes Legal in California?

This article will take you through all you need to know about the legal side of California container homes.

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Is Tiny House Living for You?

This guide will break down some of the pros (cheap, easy to maintain, uses less utilities) and cons (small, expensive, legal issues, not super flexible) of owning a tiny house.

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How to Build a Wall Inside a Shipping Container

The three main steps to building the perfect interior wall in a shipping container home are framing, insulating, and wall paneling.

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Tools for Cutting Shipping Containers

Container modification requires tools and materials to successfully transform a container into the perfect shipping container home. Here, we look at some of the necessary tools for cutting steel shipping containers.

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10 Household Products and Home Items That Make Life Easier

This fun article discusses 10 household products and home items that simplify life. I believe in expressing gratitude for the little things!

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7 Clever Uses of Shipping Containers

From restaurants to mobile toilets to office spaces, here are seven clever uses of shipping containers.

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Five Financial Strategies for Home Building

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?

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How to Build and Use Your Own Snake Pole

If you're in an area with an abundance of venomous snakes, a good snake pole is essential. Here's how to inexpensively build a reliable snake snare pole.

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Turn Pomelo Skins Into Deodorant and Insect Repellent

This article will show you how to turn used pomelo skins into natural cupboard deodorant and insect repellent.

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5 Easy Ways You Can Help Reduce Pollution

There are so many things you can do to reduce water and land pollution. Here are five easy ways to get started.

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150+ Cabin Name Ideas: Lodges, Retreats, and Cottages

Are you looking for a perfect name for your retreat, lodge, cottage, or cabin? Whether you're going for luxurious or quirky, here are a few lists for name inspiration, plus a formula for picking out the perfect name—the possibilities are endless.

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What Is a Tiny House?

The tiny house movement is taking the world by storm, but what exactly defines a tiny house? What are the advantages and disadvantages of switching to the more environmentally friendly tiny-home life?

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Ganzo G301 Review: Can the Best Budget Multi-Tool Take on the Big Dogs?

I bought this multi-tool as a gift for someone, and my short experience with the product definitely grabbed my attention.

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How to Live Without a Car: Tips From a Car-Free Pro

If you've decided to embrace the car-free lifestyle but don't know how to start, this article is for you. If you're already living without a car and finding it difficult, this article can help make it easier.

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How to Homestead While Living in the City

Stuck in the suburbs? Want to be more self-sufficient? Learn how to homestead while living in a city.

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How to Make Distilled Water at Home Without a Distiller

A tutorial on how to make distilled water at home with nothing more than a pot and some ice.

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How to Give Old Things New Life by Upcycling and Repurposing

Keep old stuff out of landfills by upcycling, repurposing, and refurbishing. DIY home decor guide with step-by-step instructions.

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Moving Checklist: Who to Notify When You Move

When you are ready to move, make sure you keep important contacts in the loop. Here's a handy checklist of important people to stay in touch with after you change addresses.

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How to Enjoy the Aroma of Scented Candles Without Burning Them

It's easy, safe, and inexpensive to enjoy the aroma of scented candles without burning them. All you need is a coffee warmer and an insulated candle to get started.

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Difference Between Rock Salt and Ice Melt

Rock salt melts ice. Ice melt prevents ice from forming. One works better in extreme cold. Which product will work for you?

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How I Made My Little Free Neighborhood Library

In this article, I describe how I purchased, painted, and installed my little free library, which I use to swap books with neighborhood visitors.

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10 Things to Consider Before Building a Tiny House or He/She Shed

From legal and zoning regulations to plumbing and electrical to design, there's plenty to consider before building a tiny house or he/she shed.

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Pictures and Videos of Unusual Homes

Here are photos and videos of unique homes that are full of creativity, luxury, and aesthetic appeal.