Bracelet made from wood

January 13th, 2012 - 


 
Star it’s the owner of Stardesigns shop on Etsy. She makes a beautiful work and she has a great talent. This bracelet is made 100% from wood, it’s very strong, and can be worn in shower, pool, lake and in salty water. Duringtime, the skin oils will affect a little bit the colors of the bracelet. But this will give the precious dark brown look for (more…)

How to create a house made from cob

January 5th, 2012 - 

 

Cob it’s a material used by ancient people for building their home. This material it’s made from sand, water, straw and earth. Cob is resistant to earthquakes and it is fireproof. It’s very simple to make this material, all you need to do is to mix the ”ingredients” and after this you put the mix into special forms and leave until it’s dry. (more…)

What alternatives do I have for heating my home?

December 11th, 2010 - 

The rising electricity prices obliged us to look for other sources of heating our homes. But apart of costs, it is also a way to reduce the carbon emissions.

Solar heat and solar panels
There are many articles and good books about how to install and make the most of solar panels. The sun, for sure, can be a great source of heating your home. Install a solar hot-air collector panel on your house
exterior. the best location is the south-facing wall. But you will also have to have in mind the sun movement through winter months to find out the best location for our house.


Earth
Also the design of your house can improve the heating absorbtion. Some architects integrate the house in the landscape so that you can make use of the ambiental: a home that has a sun exposure to the front of the house it will loose less heat. Also, there are bedrooms that are builded underground because this is a great way to conserve the heat. The earth will retian it through the night.