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Low Cost Housing: How It Can Simultaneously Save Money and Environment

Low Cost Housing: How It Can Simultaneously Save Money and Environment

As the economy puts its heavy strains on us, low cost housing, or affordable housing, has become one of our biggest needs along with access to healthy whole food.   Affordable housing is not just about how to build a house in the most affordable way possible. It is about how construction can take place...
Portable Water Heaters: Hot Water Anytime, Anywhere

Portable Water Heaters: Hot Water Anytime, Anywhere

A portable water heater is, quite simply, a means of ensuring one has hot water wherever one goes, especially in places where heat is a rare commodity.  It is perfect for use in camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities where the nearest electrical outlet could be miles away. In areas where there is little to...
What is Borax?

What is Borax?

Wouldn’t the world be better off if there was a simple substance, widely available and safe that could be used for multiple uses around the home? Well, there is- and its borax? What is borax? Borax is a useful mineral with many applications and was historically used in food preservation for many former civilizations. Borax...
How to Can Food: Beginners' Style

How to Can Food: Beginners’ Style

Canning food is a reliable form of food preservation. By taking the bounty of the fat times, the summer months and converting them into jellies, pickles, sauces, stocks and other products, you can store up a reserve of food for the lean times, winter months when few, if any, crops will grow. It’s a labor-intensive...
Easy Yogurt Recipe: The Magic of Fermentation!

Easy Yogurt Recipe: The Magic of Fermentation!

To make yogurt, you’ll need milk. Whatever the amount of milk you use will be the amount of yogurt it yields. For this recipe, we’ll use a half gallon. You’ll also need some store-bought yogurt with active cultures. You’ll also need two pots which can nest within one another, to create a double-boiler and a...
Communal Living: Old Concept, New Establishments

Communal Living: Old Concept, New Establishments

Whenever the words communal living is used around me, the first thing I think of is sharing bathrooms and other living spaces.  Many college students understand the concept and most of us will never forget those years. But communal living has become a way many ordinary people live and according to them, the benefits are...
Prefab Green Homes – The Way To Future Sustainability And Environmental Responsibility

Prefab Green Homes – The Way To Future Sustainability And Environmental Responsibility

Green homes are the way to the future and are characterized by an environmental approach to the design, construct and resources used in building and renovating houses. As natural resources are becoming more valuable in society’s eyes so too are natural homes. Eco prefab homes are also increasing in popularity due to a variety of...
Vertical Hydroponics – The Great Space Saver

Vertical Hydroponics – The Great Space Saver

Hydroponics is defined as “the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil”.   Vertical hydroponics is simply put the vertical distribution of water. It takes up wall space instead of floor space and works much like normal hydroponics. Many people opt for this type of growing system...
Eco-Friendly Furniture: Elemental for a Green Home

Eco-Friendly Furniture: Elemental for a Green Home

With environmental awareness at a high, people are looking for ways to do their part in order to lessen the carbon footprint they leave behind. What role does our home furniture have in becoming more eco-friendly? A lot, it turns out.   Furniture, although static parts of our daily lives offering us comfort or a...
A Homemade Water Filter for Better, Cleaner Water

A Homemade Water Filter for Better, Cleaner Water

We are all cautious about what we eat and drink and this is no different when it comes to our homes’ drinking water. If you, like so many other people feel that your drinking water is not clean enough, due to its taste or actual water test results, you will want (or need) to invest...
Hassan Fathy: An Early Visionary of Sustainable Architecture

Hassan Fathy: An Early Visionary of Sustainable Architecture

Born in Alexandra on the 23rd of March, 1900, Hassan Fathy passed away in 1989, but not before leaving his mark on the world.   Fathy was an architect and the very first Egyptian that did not incorporate western ideologies into his architectural techniques. Instead he dug into the past and brought back old techniques...
Green Modular Homes Growing in Design Diversity

Green Modular Homes Growing in Design Diversity

Although many find a modern home style to be visually pleasing, many others find the minimal clean lines unappealing and one characteristic that has prevented some people from purchasing an eco-friendly modular home. Thanks to popular demand, the design styles are expanding beyond a modern “efficient.” When most people think of modular homes a vision...