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Forum: Shelter

  1. "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
    • Replies: 3
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    31st March 2012 16:06 Go to last post
  2. 16 year old builds his own mobile home.

    HXDu2U-CmkI This really does look to be doable.

    Started by Crystine, 21st December 2013 05:37
    • Replies: 8
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    22nd December 2013 19:26 Go to last post
  3. Air Crete Dome Homes

    Air Crete Dome Homes – Video By Robert May 13, 2017 Nothing to do with the coming ice age, but I find this concept...

    Started by Hervé, 13th May 2017 12:37
    • Replies: 12
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    20th May 2017 01:29 Go to last post
  4. 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 14:06
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 12,796
    16th April 2013 02:47 Go to last post
  5. 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 22:29
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 10,288
    20th March 2012 11:54 Go to last post
  6. 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 03:45
    • Replies: 2
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    19th February 2012 10:36 Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    20th October 2014 14:48 Go to last post
  8. Downsizing shelter and expenses

    Shelter can be mobile or fixed. Some significant problems with building tiny homes are the local building code regulations. If you can supply...

    Started by Ron Mauer Sr, 23rd July 2016 16:14
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 13,371
    17th December 2016 01:05 Go to last post
  9. Earthbag eco houses ( superadobe) how to 1 hr vid.

    gcPQjMs9JEA

    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
  10. 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 14:25 Go to last post
  11. 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 02:58
    • Replies: 2
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    26th January 2012 23:29 Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    17th June 2013 14:05 Go to last post
  13. 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 14:16
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    25th July 2011 04:43 Go to last post
  14. 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 12:31
    • Replies: 4
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    5th February 2012 02:43 Go to last post
  15. 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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    27th May 2016 19:03 Go to last post
  16. Geodesic Homes

    Some quick info on a Geodesic dome builder I had laying around: http://www.domeincorporated.com/dome-home-plans.html Dome Incorporated -...

    Started by Fredkc, 25th March 2010 21:32
    • Replies: 11
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    8th January 2011 21:59 Go to last post
  17. Hobbit House Homestead

    I just love these! Near Black Mountain, NC...my old college-days' tromping grounds... http://www.rrylander.com/index.htm Remember to click all...

    Started by MorningSong, 27th March 2010 21:59
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,823
    8th February 2011 16:46 Go to last post
  18. Home built without modern tools

    I thought I'd share this with everyone. He builds a home using stone tools. Pretty fascinating IMO. ...

    Started by Octavusprime, 28th June 2015 01:08
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 14,870
    28th June 2015 21:06 Go to last post
  19. 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 06:22
    • Replies: 11
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    1st December 2013 01:22 Go to last post
  20. 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 21:13
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 11,144
    21st January 2014 03:08 Go to last post
  21. Incredible Self Sufficient Home That Resembles The Eye Of Horus

    Luis de Garrido is a Spanish architect, designer and researcher who specializes in sustainable architecture; designing eco-friendly, self-sustaining...

    Started by rgray222, 30th June 2016 02:16
    ecology, green, horus, horus-ra, self containment
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 5,962
    30th June 2016 12:13 Go to last post
  22. 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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    26th September 2017 09:30 Go to last post
  23. 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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    • Replies: 21
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    16th October 2014 09:35 Go to last post
  24. My New Post-Collapse Hobby

    I'm taking a class on January 15th on how to build a log home with primitive methods for $10-$20K in materials. Anyone interested in attending? Has...

    Started by sjkted, 31st October 2010 19:36
    • Replies: 6
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    29th November 2010 02:51 Go to last post
  25. 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
  26. Our Tiny House

    I decided we are far enough along that we could share my husband's modified A-frame that we are building. He was just going to make an A-frame, but,...

    Started by spiritwind, 18th November 2014 18:47
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 14,499
    19th November 2014 20:32 Go to last post
  27. Primitive building techniques

    Came across this video the other day, and I was quite amazed. Watch this young man build a house from whats around him, with hand made tools. ...

    Started by Zionbrion, 23rd September 2015 22:05
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 20,661
    24th September 2015 13:48 Go to last post
  28. Radically Sustainable Buildings - Michael Reynolds' Earthship

    Qy6cs0h4_74 A housing solution for off-grid living.

    Started by Hughe, 10th January 2014 14:37
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 9,286
    10th January 2014 16:40 Go to last post
  29. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,327
    4th October 2011 14:33 Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 11,228
    25th October 2012 22:00 Go to last post

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