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ISBU-Shipping Container Homes, Myths and Truths

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The Popularity of ISBU Shipping Container Homes is Currently Soaring

Shipping container (ISBU) home construction has made incredible advances over the past few years. Today nearly everyone has seen a news segment about container home, or visited an internet site that featured a story or a few renderings of Check Out The Rest of “ISBU-Shipping Container Homes, Myths and Truths” →

How to Dry and Store Herbs

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How to Dry and Store Herbs

By Melissa K. Norris

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This is a guest post from a friend and colleague Melissa K. Norris, we urge you to visit her website for more great articles and insight like this one.

Herbs are a great addition to any homestead and home garden. While many homesteaders focus on a large vegetable garden in their quest to being self-sufficiency, I find an herb garden is just as important.

Unlike vegetable gardens, you need very little space to start an herb garden. A windowsill, large pot, or between flowers are all excellent spots to tuck in an herb plant or two. Check Out The Rest of “How to Dry and Store Herbs” →

Forget Tar Sands: Canada’s Geothermal Resources More Than 1 Million Times Electricity Consumption.

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From our friends at Clean Technica (http://s.tt/13fKW)

Canada’s sitting on “massive” geothermal resources, according to news reports, more than 1 million times its current electricity consumption. “As few as 100 projects could Check Out The Rest of “Forget Tar Sands: Canada’s Geothermal Resources More Than 1 Million Times Electricity Consumption.” →

ISBU - Green Shipping Container Guest Room

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Clockwise from above: Glass walls help transform a shipping container into a guest room, while original markings proclaim its early life; durable and renewable bamboo covers the floor and walls; and polycarbonate sheets shade the porch, which is lit by lamps made from recycled tractor parts. | Photos by Chris Cooper

By Erika Heet

From the moment Stacey Hill started reading about the potential of shipping containers as housing a few years ago, she was hooked. Seeking extra room for her two young daughters to play in, as well as a separate space for guests visiting the San Antonio, Texas, artists’ community she calls home, Hill selected an electric blue “one-shipper,” a relatively pristine container that had made just one overseas shipment. Check Out The Rest of “ISBU – Green Shipping Container Guest Room” →

Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi

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Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi (via Green Building Elements)

New uses for recycled plastic — PET in this case — are beginning to emerge. See the following press announcement. Researchers at Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California’s IBM Research – Almaden (IBM)…


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