I found this inspiring post on do-it-yourself windows - I found it inspiring because it shows how far you can get on your own with only basic carpentry skills. The price from a professional craftsman was $5500 but in the end they were built in 4 days using $540 worth of materials! Though I am [...]
Framing (as I have recently learned) is a term that describes the wooden infrastructure of a house. I've started searching around - and this is the first simple and useful post I found on framing - at least for someone like me who knows nothing about it. It's not much - but a simple illustration, [...]
Years ago my Yoga teachers introduced me to Ghee - which is purified butter. It is supposedly healthier then butter, in my opion it is also tastier but more to the Bhudeva-point it lasts longer (much longer) without spoiling. During theh first few weeks here we went with what was familiar to us and got [...]
How to go about planning a house? We have so many ideas and questions - small and big details that pass through our attention. How can we collect them? How can we arrange them to give them direction? How can we share them with other people that will help us transform thoughts and words into [...]
I recently came across this excellent and free eBook on Hemp Lime Construction. It is published by a UK organization called "National Non-Food Crops Centre" - a name that was a huge lesson to me in it's own right. In my mind "crops" was obviously associated with farming and food. I now know that there [...]
Words like "ecosystem" and "ecological" are so popular these days, they feel so specific and yet I challenge you to try and describe them with any specificity. I tried and failed. So I looked up just the first part - three letters "eco" and a little snooping around brought me to the greek word Oikos. [...]
A great explanation of wood-working joints.
Website about Cluj with a useful zoomable map of the area.
Impressive research-by-example work done in Wales - with a comprehensive offering of books, courses and consultation services.
Detailed descriptions for a basic do-it-yourself wind-turbine.