Tool Hacks to Help DIY Projects

Tool Hacks to Help DIY Projects

Many home DIYers have both the tools and the know-how to get started on their DIY projects but lack the insider tips and tricks to speed up their progress and get a professional looking finish on their work. Cut down your work time and make your life easier by using these tool hacks to help you complete any DIY project. Read more

EpiPencil: The $30 DIY version of the EpiPen ($600)

EpiPencil: The $30 DIY version of the EpiPen ($600)

Feeling the pinch of the recent EpiPen price hike? Here’s one possible solution. Chances are, we all probably know at least one person who has potentially life-threatening allergic reactions to experiences that the rest of us just shrug off, such as a bee sting, and although there is a fairly simple remedy for many of… Read more

DIY: Complying with Legislation

DIY: Complying with Legislation

If you consider yourself a keen handyman or woman, the chances are you will have a go at any decorating or construction task. It is great to be enthusiastic and take care of decorating your home and making repairs. Doing things yourself is fun, it keeps you active, helps to maintain good mental health, and… Read more

Solar Oven: Build It Yourself & Reduce Your Electricity Bills

Solar Oven: Build It Yourself & Reduce Your Electricity Bills

Did you know you can cook your food for free? Solar cooking is just one choice in a multi-faceted field of alternatives and options when it comes to the use of solar energy. However, choosing a solar oven will make your way to a greener life easier. They do not require electricity, gas, fire, or… Read more

Watch these craftsmen build a home from wood with traditional tools

Watch these craftsmen build a home from wood with traditional tools

If you like craftsmanship, woodworking, and traditional hand tools, or you just enjoy watching somebody else do all the work, you’ll love this short film. While I can appreciate the almost magical nature of modern technology, such as the things we’re seeing come out of the 3D printing sector, it really doesn’t captivate me the… Read more

Build your own earthbag house for $11.50/sq ft

Build your own earthbag house for $11.50/sq ft

Looking for a DIY construction technique for building your own affordable earthquake-, flood-, and bullet-resistant home? Look no further. There are a lot of variations of designs for homes built with earth, from Mike Oehler’s classic $50 underground house to rammed earth and adobe, but earthbag construction appears to be one of the most economical… Read more

Vancouver Island Tiny House Build Ride-Along

Vancouver Island Tiny House Build Ride-Along

Get a taste of tiny house building, thanks to Jake and Kiva, who are documenting their tiny house building process, step by step. Looking at pictures of tiny houses is the gateway to heavier tiny house fixation, and reading tiny house books feeds the tiny house fascination, but when you start to obsessively tour tiny… Read more

How to make a Zeer Pot refrigerator for offgrid food storage

How to make a Zeer Pot refrigerator for offgrid food storage

If you’d like to learn how to make a low-tech food storage device that uses absolutely no electricity to keep food cool, these instructions for building a Zeer Pot (or pot-in-pot refrigerator) are a great place to start. Zeer Pot Refrigerator Keeps Food Fresh Without Electricity (via Insteading) So you’ve got your homegrown vegetables and… Read more