New York Blizzard


New York is bracing for a massive blizzard of "historic proportions. CNN is reporting the officials are saying that people are taking their lives in the own hands if they travel. Weather reports are saying to expect up to 30 to 40 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. Stay alert, be safe, let everyone know to be prepared, hunker down and fill all clean containers with water for drinking, have candles and flashlights with extra batteries. Bundle up, make sure you have extra blankets and ...

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10 Prefab Shipping Container Homes From $24k


Shipping containers are cool! They're big, empty, uniform boxes that you can put things in, and, with a bit of elbow grease, turn into a livable space. You can call them Off-Grid Legos! What also makes shipping containers awesome is their portability. They're designed to be moved! Unfortunately, they often move some pretty dangerous stuff, and they aren't designed for residential housing, so there's a bit of cleanup and engineering involved to keep this up-cycling wonder structure from becoming ...

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How Shipping Containers Are Made

how shipping containers are made

Shipping containers aren't just for shipping things, they also make great homes. Shipping containers are inexpensive, modular, sturdy, easily transported, and are ready made for conversion into a home. A 40' container has an interior space of approximately 320 square feet. They can be stacked atop one another, placed side by side, or set apart and enclosed with traditional framing to create a living area. Shipping containers are probably one of the most versatile and efficient modular building ...

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$500 Greenhouse: How To Build A Hoop House

greenhouse hoop house how to build a hoop house

WHAT IS A HOOP HOUSE A hoop house (also called a polytunnel or hoop greenhouse) is a greenhouse with a plastic roof wrapped over a flexible structure of hoops. The interior heats up because incoming solar radiation from the sun warms plants, soil, and other things inside the building faster than heat can escape the structure. The large hoops or bows can be made of metal, plastic pipe, or wood. The heavy greenhouse plastic “skin” is then stretched tight over the hoops and fastened to ...

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Backyard Aquaponics: DIY System to Farm Fish & Veggies

backyard aquaponics system

Aquaponics is the growing of veggies and fish in a closed loop system and is perhaps one of the more efficient farming methods for growing your own food. It's also scalable and can produce large amounts of food 10-20 times traditional row cropping when combined with vertical high density gardening. The waste from the fish provides nutrients for the plants. The plants and grow media (gravel, expanded clay pellets, or other porous rock) act as a filtration system to clean the water. This ...

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How To Disassemble Pallets in 3 Easy Steps


If you've been caught up in the pallet furniture craze, and have even collected a few pallets to build that rustic entertainment center, raised bed garden, or chicken coop, then you know how it goes. "I've got all these pallets... now what?" You've probably taken after at least one of your prized pallets with a hammer or a crowbar and found yourself sitting in a pile of splintered wood with a gleam of death in your eye as you scream obscenities and pummel what's left of your project into pulp. ...

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Melting Aluminum Cans With $20 Homemade Mini Metal Crucible


Let's melt some metal! The King Of Random has done it again by building a homemade metal foundry with a steel crucible that will melt aluminum cans with over 1000 degrees of heat provided by regular old charcoal and a hair dryer. Grant Thompson decided to build a homemade metal foundry from a mixture of 50% plaster of paris and 50% play sand. It's a good insulator and focuses the heat in one central area. Airflow is controlled by a simple $3 hair dryer from the dollar store and ...

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3.1kW New Wind Turbine Looks Like a Tree


Wind turbines that look like trees. What an innovative and clever idea. It's not often we see technology that could change the world, though it is becoming more common as technologies advance and people share more information on new design and tech. This wind turbine combine the elegance of nature finest evolutionary energy and gas converters (namely trees) and has created a beautifully simple way to generate electricity while also getting rid of the common aesthetically unpleasing 3 bladed wind ...

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“That’s it! We’re going Off The Grid!”

Little Caesar's Off The Grid

Little Caesars Pizza Goes Off The Grid w Hilarious New Commercial I love it! Little Caesar's Pizza is going off the grid. Hilarious new commercial just released by Little Caesar's Pizza takes a humorous poke at living of the grid and it's growing popularity. Dressed in traditional urban garb is a typical suburban family sitting on the couch discussing what's for dinner, complaining about typically annoying first world problems and hassle of ordering pizza online, giving out passwords, and ...

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640sqft Solar Powered Shipping Container Cabin with Greenhouse For $25k


Off Grid solar powered shipping container cabin with an attached greenhouse. This is another Off Grid World original home design which combines the best of many aspects of off grid living. Shelter, food, and power. This design assumes water is readily available through a well or city water system. It might appear the cabin is placed directly on the ground, but this article assumes there are foundation pillars or a concrete slab foundation already in place under the shipping ...

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