Amazing Energy Efficient Shipping Container Home

This amazing Shipping Container home was built by Joseph Dupuis, 29, who does renewable energy research at Algonquin College in Ottawa. He claims its super energy efficient and says it cost less than $20k to make!!

 

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He claims it is so energy efficient that his highest bill right now is his cell phone! How nice would that be!!

 

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I love the simplicity of this home. Would you live here?
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3107676/Pictured-beautiful-self-sufficient-home-built-inside-set-old-shipping-containers-Canadian-man-expensive-bill-month-phone.html#ixzz3nFmpad2q

How to Make a PVC Bow for only $7!

Great DIY project: How to build a hunting a survival bow with PVC.

I love bow hunting and love spending time with my kids. Bow hunting is a great family event, but with 7 kids, it can become costly.

This first video is great for kids and women. It is a 40 pound draw bow and make it perfect for kids. They really enjoy these and it makes a great family activity.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • A few feet of 3/4″ PVC pipe
  • 2 (5/16) inch fiberglass rods
  • Duct tape
  • Tile saw blade (with hacksaw, or not)
  • Paracord (poly or nylon blend…nylon stretches less which is better for the bow string).

Once you have those supplies then you’ll want to watch this video which shows you the exact steps to creating your PVC bow.

 

Now a 40pound draw is great for fun and small framed people, but I needed more. I found this 70 pound design by the same guy! Its great and can totally drop a deer! These are so cheap and easy to make that everyone should consider having these made up and stored in case of long term disasters. And in the meantime, they are a great backyard family activity!

The Best Root Cellar

Build Your Own Root Cellar

I have been looking at hundreds of different root cellar projects online trying to decide which route I plan on going. This will be a project I plan on tackling next spring. This is by far my favorite root cellar build that I have found:

http://robertchristine.blogspot.com/2010/02/root-cellar.html