Why Didn’t I Think of That When Building My House? Part 2
Have you ever heard people who have just moved into a new home say.....I wish I had thought of that when I was building or I wish my contractor had suggested that to me? I
Alberta’s ignored energy resource
Alberta is a province rich in so many things: vast nature, kind people and obviously energy resources. But there’s a resource Alberta has largely ignored, despite its immense potential: energy efficiency.
When It Comes to Job Creation, Renewable Energy Outshines Fossil Fuels
Shifting from a brown to a green economy could reduce the unemployment rate and create jobs throughout the country, says PERI's Heidi Garrett-Peltier
How a Septic System Works
When it doesn't make sense to build an entire sewage collection and treatment system, septic systems are the go-to option. Simple but effective, these combinations of tank and soil remove solids from waste and send wastewater into the ground, where filtration, microbial activity and time eventually render clean water. It all seems a bit miraculous, given what we're working with. But for all the impressive work septic systems do, few people - even some of their users - really know how they…
How to Build a Wind Turbine.
How to Build a Wind Turbine.: Today I am going to show you how to build a functioning wind turbine. For our second year project we were given the task of producing a wind turbine that could power a small motor. Whichever team produced the most power would win the competition and…
How to Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible
How to make your home wheelchair accessible, including an infographic outlining the necessary steps to prepare every room in the house.
Archimedes Screw Water Irrigation Method | The Homestead Survival
Homesteaders may be interested in learning about Archimedes Screw water irrigation method as a way of delivering water up from a natural running water
Wind Powered Water Pump Make It Yourself Project | The Homestead Survival
Instructables shares a great project how to make a wind powered water pump with recycled bicycle parts. The project directions have detailed instructions
DIY – Compost Tumbler
Living by Faith Blog Make your own compost tumbler This is the easy and quick way to make compost. Compost made in a compost maker like this is ready in about four weeks. All that is required is so…
Off-Grid Water Systems: 8 Viable Solutions to Bring Water to Your Homestead
Do you need an off-grid water system that doesn't need electricity or doesn't depend on city water? Well, here are your 8 water source options.