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Building Your Own Cob House
Building Your Own Cob House
Cob houses, with walls made of mud and straw, are growing in popularity again. Cheaper to heat and with a healthier atmosphere than a modern centrally-heated semi,…...
Cutting Down Our Electric Bill: A Case Study
Cutting Down Our Electric Bill: A Case Study
What one family did to reduce their energy consumption. How to find out how much electricity you're using and how to save money with a few simple changes....
Generate your Own Power
Generate your Own Power
An article on energy generation for the self sufficient....
Grow Your Own Cotton
Grow Your Own Cotton
An article about how to grow cotton in the UK....
Homemade Cleaning Products
Homemade Cleaning Products
These days, few people clean their homes without using a multitude of different chemical concoctions, bought from the supermarket. These chemical cleaners are not only…...
Make Your Own Biodegradable Plant Pots
Make Your Own Biodegradable Plant Pots
Biodegradable pots are a good alternative to peat pots and plastic pots. Biodegradable pots naturally rot down in the soil when the plants are transplanted....
Make Your Own Candles
Make Your Own Candles
Making candles is easy and cheap. When you make your own candles you can guarantee what goes into them and avoid any harmful chemicals....
Make Your Own Soap
Make Your Own Soap
Making soap is easy and you can save money by not having to buy soap. Soap is made by reacting an acid (for example sunflower and olive oils) with an alkali (for…...
Making Your Own Bread
Making Your Own Bread
Baking bread is easy. When you bake your own bread you can guarantee exactly what goes into it and have a fresh, organic loaf at a snip of the price you would find one…...
The Pot-in-Pot Refrigerator: Zeer
The Pot-in-Pot Refrigerator: Zeer
The pot-in-pot refrigerator is an ingenious device that allows you to keep food cool without the need for any electricity. Ideal for people trying to live their lives…...
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