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Forum: Shelter

  1. Building an indoor tent.

    I built it two days ago at the camp to protect cold air while sleeping. Blocking air movement is simple technique of emergency shelter construction.

    Started by Hughe, 19th October 2014 22:15
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    20th October 2014 14:48 Go to last post
  2. Tentsile Treetent, niceeeeeeee.

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    Started by 778 neighbour of some guy, 18th October 2014 12:07
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    19th October 2014 20:53 Go to last post
  3. Looking for creative, aesthetic, small home plan that is high efficiency

    Many years ago, I played around on CAD, drawing a cool home design. The front of the home was a big arc (section of a circle) with passive solar, and...

    Started by Dennis Leahy, 11th October 2014 03:42
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    16th October 2014 09:35 Go to last post
  4. Geodesic dome house.

    Hi all, My single man house project has been coming well. I'm at the 50% mark. Things that only delays this project are personal laziness and...

    Started by Hughe, 28th April 2013 01:09
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    30th September 2014 10:07 Go to last post
  5. Tiny Houses

    Tiny Houses The Tiny House movement has spawned many ideas about downsizing that may be useful to those who have need of a mortgage free smaller...

    Started by Ron Mauer Sr, 10th December 2011 23:45
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    27th June 2014 16:32 Go to last post
  6. How We Did It.... and tell your story too!

    This thread is dedicated to telling my and your story of how we're are returning to the land.... Cause over the years as I traveled in rural...

    Started by Arrowwind, 25th January 2011 20:13
    • Replies: 12
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    21st January 2014 02:08 Go to last post
  7. Radically Sustainable Buildings - Michael Reynolds' Earthship

    Qy6cs0h4_74 A housing solution for off-grid living.

    Started by Hughe, 10th January 2014 13:37
    • Replies: 1
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    10th January 2014 15:40 Go to last post
  8. 16 year old builds his own mobile home.

    HXDu2U-CmkI This really does look to be doable.

    Started by Crystine, 21st December 2013 04:37
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    22nd December 2013 18:26 Go to last post
  9. Homeless or Emergency Shelter

    I looked but didn't see this vid posted yet. I think it is genius. hG0aRjKDnKo

    Started by seleka, 30th November 2013 05:22
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    1st December 2013 00:22 Go to last post
  10. Ecovative: Styrofoam-like bio-materials out of mushrooms...

    It is a commercial product... Patented :( Nevertheless the method might be of some use... Potentially could be "homemade"... It uses "mycelium, a...

    Started by Robert J. Niewiadomski, 17th June 2013 08:50
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    17th June 2013 14:05 Go to last post
  11. Amazing DIY secret door hack

    Hey folks, Just found this very cool secret door hack. I´m sure some of you preppers may find a good use for it. The same techniques can be...

    Started by RMorgan, 25th January 2013 13:06
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    16th April 2013 02:47 Go to last post
  12. You are Starving for Energy? It is Deliberate and You Can Change It

    My study of this topic is ongoing and has been very shocking to me! I stumbled onto this body of ancient knowledge because of my new partner. He...

    Started by Dawn, 23rd October 2012 02:32
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    energy, food, home, housing, off grid, prana, vaatsu
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    26th October 2012 15:14 Go to last post
  13. Slipstraw insulation? Pallet houses? "Natural" Building?

    Howdy. I'm new to this forum; I would have posted this in the "living off the grid" section but it wouldn't let me. I'm building a couple 12' by...

    Started by nosi, 29th June 2011 03:12
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    25th October 2012 22:00 Go to last post
  14. Earthbag eco houses ( superadobe) how to 1 hr vid.

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    Started by 778 neighbour of some guy, 13th October 2012 15:36
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    13th October 2012 22:53 Go to last post
  15. Waterproofing cloth (for a kid's teepee)

    My daughter and I built a teepee last summer (her first big project on her sewing machine.) This is not a "living" structure, but a kid's "fort" and...

    Started by Dennis Leahy, 27th May 2012 19:53
    • Replies: 5
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    28th May 2012 01:26 Go to last post
  16. The HemLoft - a secret treehouse

    HI folks Got this by email. 'Squatter' secretly builds incredible (but thoroughly illegal) treehouse hidden in Canada's Whistler forest just...

    Started by Murray, 24th April 2012 15:28
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    24th April 2012 23:25 Go to last post
  17. "Burrito" Tarp Shelter

    I am not sure it really is a good winter shelter but it does seem like a do-able light weight shelter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPDIJ0hqWQw

    Started by EsmaEverheart, 25th March 2010 12:00
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    31st March 2012 16:06 Go to last post
  18. The Right to Decent Shelter

    When you become the architect of your own home, you become the architect of your life. {A home in Bangladesh costs only $300, monsoonal rains and...

    Started by VaughnB, 10th November 2011 16:49
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    31st March 2012 07:53 Go to last post
  19. An Article in USA about Passive Solar Houses

    todays issue of USA has an article on Passive Solar Houses from Germany that use up to 90 percent less energy. Construction cost is about 8%...

    Started by Arrowwind, 18th February 2011 21:29
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    20th March 2012 11:54 Go to last post
  20. Building a Low Impact Roundhouse

    G'day All, Here is an excellent example of how people with lots of imagination and a bit of ingenuity can create a low-cost environmentally...

    Started by panopticon, 19th February 2012 02:45
    • Replies: 2
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    19th February 2012 09:36 Go to last post
  21. Garbage Warrior

    Was searching forum but didnt find this post, so i decided to post this interesting concept here. human imagination can be really awesome :) ...

    Started by DarMar, 3rd February 2012 11:31
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    5th February 2012 01:43 Go to last post
  22. Easy way of recovering 5-6 degree of temperature from glass windows.

    I saved 5 to 6 degree of heat loss from glass windows. I spent about $20 for 5 insulation sheets of 180 cm x 90 cm ( thickness is 3 cm). To build...

    Started by Hughe, 20th December 2011 01:58
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    26th January 2012 22:29 Go to last post
  23. Earthships

    Earthships are self sufficient homes built out of natural and recycled materials often using tires ,aluminum cans and dirt. They are oriented to...

    Started by yiolas, 25th March 2010 20:28
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    11th December 2011 13:25 Go to last post
  24. rain forest hammock

    This is my hammock, used in Sri Lanka.. roof, mossie net, parachute material and wide hammock.. not heavy...great for all climates, can use with a...

    Started by Vidya Moksha, 26th March 2010 10:35
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    4th October 2011 14:33 Go to last post
  25. Intentional Communities

    I have been looking into getting off the grid for some time now, and am down to the last 6 months before my "time runs out" (job situation hurries up...

    Started by xbusymom, 2nd April 2010 16:51
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    8th September 2011 07:31 Go to last post
  26. Wofati Eco Building

    I just came across a new to me, building design called wofati eco building http://www.richsoil.com/wofati.jsp You might like to check it out.

    Started by Dawn, 7th September 2011 22:18
    • Replies: 1
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    7th September 2011 22:31 Go to last post
  27. The DIY eco-island: British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bottle

    A British man has created an island home in the Caribbean - with 120,000 plastic bottles. Richard 'Rishi' Sowar used the rubbish that would...

    Started by Studeo, 15th October 2010 03:23
    • Replies: 5
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    31st July 2011 08:48 Go to last post
  28. Moved: faraday cage?

    Has anyone constructed a faraday cage? Could a truck with a metal rear cabin be used? Though the panels will probably be made of aluminium, the...

    Started by Tony, 9th February 2013 13:16
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    25th July 2011 04:43 Go to last post
  29. New Zealand mountain village for sale for GBP 470,000

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/7854825/New-Zealand-mountain-village-for-sale-for-470000.html

    Started by Studeo, 29th June 2010 10:43
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    28th March 2011 01:44 Go to last post
  30. Lightbulb Torsion Field Pyramid Simulation

    The Energetics behind the Design of Ancient Architecture revealed through 4D Computer Simulations. In total four 3D shapes were tested :- (1) a...

    Started by TimelessDimensions, 31st January 2011 09:37
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,426
    15th February 2011 20:15 Go to last post

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