6 Secret Tips for Growing Strawberries That Are Sweet, Plump and Full of Vitamins

Strawberries area so much fun to grow and are gaining popularity in hanging container baskets that anyone can take home and enjoy. Imagine picking your own fresh berries! Don't feel you need a big gar ... read more

Is It Becoming a Crime to Live Off-The-Grid? Florida Court Rules It Is.

For many it’s a live long dream to get “off the grid” and live self-sufficiently. But unplugging from municipal services has been ruled illegal by a court in Cape Coral, Florida. Special Magistrate ... read more

Do You Know That an Off-Grid Cabin Can Be Built for $500 with No Permit?

In the US and in some other countries, you cannot just build a certain house or building whenever you want to. It is mainly because there are a lot of things you must consider. You need to secure a bu ... read more

The Low-Cost, Natural Alternative for Buying a Bag of Commercially-Mixed Soil

Did you know that you can avoid toxic chemicals in your seed-starting soil by quickly and easily making your own organic blend? When you do it yourself, you’ll know exactly what goes into it, and can ... read more

How to Grow Fresh Veggies in Your Garden All Year Round

Ever heard of a hoop house? Well, if you are a gardener you will know that a hoop house can add months to your growing season. A hoop house is a structure, kind of like a greenhouse; that fits over a ... read more

Everything You Need to Know about Keeping Chickens in Your Backyard

Have your own back yard garden but need a little something extra? How about adding some chickens to your yard?! There are so many benefits to having chickens in your yard. They keep away pests that y ... read more

Remarkable (and Little Known) Healing Powers of Asparagus

Who would have thought that the asparagus is truly a part of the lily family? There are more than 300 varieties, but only 20 of them can be eaten. The Asparagus plant can last up to 15 years.With prop ... read more

These 7 Fountains Can Grace Any Yard, and the Best Thing Is Anyone Can Make Them

Water has the ability to create a calming atmosphere. The ambiance in your backyard could go instantly serene when you add a fountain to it. Don’t be surprised if your friends all of a sudden choose y ... read more

See How Much Money You Can Save by Converting Your Garbage into Energy

*Garbage truck comes* Wait, don't give out your trash to the garbage collector. “That’s absurd! Why not?! What’s the point? I can’t keep all these garbage around the house! It’s going to stink and I d ... read more

Now You Can Grow Food in Your Backyard Even If You Don't Have Good Soil

You don't need a lot of space to grow your own food in your backyard. If you do not have ideal soil in your yard for a garden, you can build raised garden beds that can be inexpensive and easy to buil ... read more

Why the Future Indubitably Belongs to Off-The-Grid Living

Please tell me that I’m not alone in loving off-the-grid. Please. “Off the grid? Love? Are you kidding me? *silence* No. You are not alone in this off-the-grid madness, my dear friend.” “Na, I don't t ... read more

Say Goodbye to Ants Once and for All – with These 11 All-Natural Remedies

If you live in a cold climate, then you know there are many downfalls of the winter. Scraping off snow from your car, needing to shovel your driveway, having to bundle up in snow gear including snow b ... read more

The Most Useful and Efficient Eco-Friendly DIY Project for Your Backyard

This project combines a few of my favorite things into one useful, ecologically friendly, efficient package for your backyard. Organic gardening, composting, upcycling or recycling and diverting both ... read more

Forget Everything You Know about Garden Decorations. This One Wins.

Some people use garden gnomes, the infamous pink flamingos or cute little animal figures to decorate their lawns and gardens while others choose to turn the plants themselves into interesting creature ... read more

How Disposable Diapers Can Help Your Plants Grow

Want to save effort and resources in taking care of your plants? Here is a great idea from ‘the king of random’ on how you can keep your plants hydrated without using much of water and effort. You onl ... read more

Discover the Ultimate Energy and Money Saving Stove That You Can Use in Your Kitchen

Rocket stoves are a relatively new invention that has been garnering some well deserved attention. Known to be highly efficient and simple to construct, this model has been adapted for use in both dev ... read more

With This Clever Trick Your Plants Will Practically Water Themselves

We love gardening .. (or maybe sometimes just the fruits of the garden and the beautiful life that they add to a room or windowsill). Who of us has started out with good intentions to keep a small an ... read more

Add a Touch of Zen to Your Backyard – with This Easy-To-Make Terra Cotta Fountain

Do you love the sound of gently trickling water? Have you ever thought of building your very own water fountain? Here’s one way to do it using terra cotta flower pots! Terra Cotta is a clay mate ... read more

Your Kids Will Never Be Afraid of the Dark Again Once You Make Them This

Do you know that nightlights are one of the most common causes of fires in the United States? This is why you must learn how to make DIY glowing jar night lights. There are about 10 fire incidents cau ... read more

How to Make a Safe and Efficient Stove with 16 Bricks

Living off the grid could make you face a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to cooking your meal. This is why we would like to share with you our topic for today and that is "How to Build a ... read more

7 Mini-Garden Ideas to Revive Your Indoor Space. Everyone Should Try #6.

Having your own garden at home will certainly give extra beauty in the outside appearance of your house. This is because of the fresh green colors of plants and the very colorful flowers that beautifu ... read more

Here's What It's like to Live in a Futuristic Eco Off-Grid Hotel

This is one amazing project you just have to see! The Off Grid Eco-Hotel Concept, offers minimal-impact living and doesn't spare in any other area of style and design. It truly looks like a house from ... read more

Why You Shouldn't Throw Away Your Broken Pots

Old containers, wooden crates and clay pots make wonderful garden planters. You can reuse so many things into a backyard or garden, the possibilities are endless. Plants and gardening are a great way ... read more

High Style Doesn't Have to Be Excluded When Designing an Off-Grid Home

Living 'Off the Grid' is a fast rising trend that is attractive to people from all over the map. For the newbie, living off the grid means that you do not rely on municipal companies for water supply, ... read more

Turn a Clay Pot into a Smoker That's Super Easy to Make

Building your own smoker can have a lot of benefits. For instance, the costs of a homemade smoker will be much smaller than those of a store-bought one. Also, by making the smoker yourself, you have t ... read more

Here's an Amazing Outdoor Stove That You Can Use to Bake, Grill, Roast, Smoke and Cook

I love DIY projects! And with the temperatures beginning to warm, the itch to be outside is growing. Living in a colder climate often means many long months spent inside. And now that the sun has begu ... read more

The 101 Best Kept Gardening Secrets. #14 Will Save You Hours of Time

Attention all gardeners. What to know some great gardening secrets? We are featuring a very interesting article here, and it is just in time for spring. Settle in a take a few minutes as these secrets ... read more

See Why Growing This Plant Is an Absolute Hit among Cat Lovers

If you're reading this, I'm assuming you like cats. (High five! And let me show you some adorable pictures of my cat. Now show me yours.) Actually, if you're on the Internet at all, you probably like ... read more

15 Magnificent Living Willow Structures You Have to See to Believe

Willow is one of the nature's colourful and versatile building materials. It is one of the easiest and fun to create. You can make your garden rooms more instantly than other traditional hedges. The w ... read more

Permanently Eliminate Your Electricity Bill – with This Undershot Water Wheel

Do you ever miss the good old days and wish that certain useful tools were still available, like the hydro electric water wheel? Those of us who live in parts of the world where there is running water ... read more
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