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Forum: Shelter

  1. 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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    • Views: 159,786
    11th July 2024 09:17 Go to last post
  2. 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: 7
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    23rd June 2024 13:43 Go to last post
  3. This Woman Is Remarkable! (The most beautiful self-built underground home)

    This woman builds this impressive semi-underground home with basically a machete and little else. It's absolutely amazing. I've never seen anything...

    Started by Mike, 11th March 2022 00:49
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 7,402
    6th January 2024 16:06 Go to last post
  4. Ye Olde Fortified Village

    Though a solo fortress of solitude has its appeal as the time of Chaos approacheth, my druthers lead me to find convivial and compatible compatriots...

    Started by ozmirage, 28th April 2016 15:41
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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 15,523
    4th June 2023 01:42 Go to last post
  5. Prepper Communities

    Observer Ranch, in the "New Valley of the Sun"

    Started by onawah, 9th April 2023 20:18
    • Replies: 1
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    10th April 2023 18:41 Go to last post
  6. 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: 23
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    24th February 2023 12:25 Go to last post
  7. 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
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    • Replies: 22
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    6th January 2023 08:27 Go to last post
  8. Radically Sustainable Buildings - Michael Reynolds' Earthship

    Qy6cs0h4_74 A housing solution for off-grid living.

    Started by Hughe, 10th January 2014 14:37
    • Replies: 2
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    19th September 2021 10:04 Go to last post
  9. We will build a New Oasis for Life in Canada

    We will build a New Oasis for Life in Canada Since 2003, Lifechanyuan has been running for fourteen years. We established our first branch in...

    Started by xidaijena, 26th September 2017 09:22
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    community, ecovillage, lifechanyuan, newoasis, volunteer
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 27,038
    26th August 2021 05:49 Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
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    30th June 2016 12:13 Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    24th September 2015 13:48 Go to last post
  15. 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
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    28th June 2015 21:06 Go to last post
  16. 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
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    19th November 2014 20:32 Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    21st January 2014 03:08 Go to last post
  20. 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
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    22nd December 2013 19:26 Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
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    16th April 2013 02:47 Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. Earthbag eco houses ( superadobe) how to 1 hr vid.


    Started by 778 neighbour of some guy, 13th October 2012 15:36
    • Replies: 3
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    13th October 2012 22:53 Go to last post
  26. 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
    • Views: 21,982
    28th May 2012 01:26 Go to last post
  27. 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
  28. "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. https://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
  29. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 14,192
    31st March 2012 07:53 Go to last post
  30. 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: 17,711
    20th March 2012 11:54 Go to last post

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