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5 Incredible Uses For This Simple Plant

5 Incredible Uses For This Simple Plant

The loofah gourd is the most versatile, easy-to-maintain, space-saving crop I have ever grown. Not just a luxurious home spa item, loofah is delicious in many recipes, and is a useful product for household chores. Before diving into the five ...

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How To Build An Off-Grid Home Out Of Newspaper

How To Build An Off-Grid Home Out Of Newspaper

Building an off-the-grid home or retreat is typically done on a budget with self-sufficiency as a primary objectives. Paper concrete, or “papercrete” dwellings, are not necessarily a new technique, but one that are rapidly attracting a significant fan base due ...

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11 Remarkable Off-Grid Uses For Plastic Bottles

11 Remarkable Off-Grid Uses For Plastic Bottles

It’s not just frugal, it’s ecologically smart. If you’ve got used, empty plastic containers in your garbage bin ready for pickup by the garbage collectors, or sitting in a pile in your garage or shed, try to salvage and repurpose ...

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Money Not Needed: Top 5 Places You Can Still Barter

Money Not Needed: Top 5 Places You Can Still Barter

The power of the almighty dollar may be diminishing and the economy both nationally and internationally teetering, according to some financial experts. While cash may still be king, bartering has emerged as an equally dominant queen. To take full advantage ...

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Straw Bale Homes: Their Amazing Off-Grid Appeal

Straw Bale Homes: Their Amazing Off-Grid Appeal

Off-the-grid homes and retreats can be constructed from conventional materials, but are often tight-budget builds designed to harness their power from the earth (geo-thermal) and the sun in the most feasible way possible. In our off-the-grid home options series, we ...

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