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Forum: Shelter

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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    8th February 2011 16:46 Go to last post
  4. 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 10:37
    • Replies: 9
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    15th February 2011 21:15 Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
    • Views: 6,515
    31st July 2011 08:48 Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    20th March 2012 11:54 Go to last post
  15. 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 17:49
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    31st March 2012 07:53 Go to last post
  16. "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
  17. 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 Muzz, 24th April 2012 15:28
    • Replies: 3
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    24th April 2012 23:25 Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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    25th October 2012 22:00 Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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: 12,693
    16th April 2013 02:47 Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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: 9,195
    10th January 2014 16:40 Go to last post
  27. 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: 11,024
    21st January 2014 03:08 Go to last post
  28. 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, 11th December 2011 00:45
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    27th June 2014 16:32 Go to last post
  29. 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
    • Views: 22,375
    16th October 2014 09:35 Go to last post
  30. Tentsile Treetent, niceeeeeeee.

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    Started by 778 neighbour of some guy, 18th October 2014 12:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 9,234
    19th October 2014 20:53 Go to last post

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