15 Earth Homes

Published on February 29th, 2016 | by

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Some earth homes take advantage of something called thermal mass, which basically means that the mass of a structure has some capacity to store heat. So the mass of a home can stay at a more constant temperature than temperatures outside the home due to the presence and absence of sunlight in a 24-hour period. Obviously, […] read more

Off-Gridders Applaud: Hybrid Solar/Wind System For Homes

Published on June 27th, 2015 | by

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Maine-based wind energy pioneer Pika Energy* now offers an appealing hybrid solar/wind system that can be used for homes or businesses. For those wishing to move away from the financial and power security constraints of being grid-dependent, this system is worth checking out. This hybrid system has been created to tap into two viable renewable electricity […] read more

Spotted: The Dinner Fork Door Lock

Published on April 28th, 2015 | by

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Whether you’re squatting in an abandoned hotel room after the Zombie Apocalypse or you just want some peace and quiet in a public bathroom, sometimes you really need a secure lock on your door. If you’ve got just a couple of heavy-duty woodworking tools, or access to them, then you can solve this problem by […] read more