2 Bed / Guides

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...2 bedroom condo than a tiny house, and with a few benefits that make it more liveable than your average tiny house, like being able to stand up in your bedroom while pulling your pants in in the morning. Or having friends stay over who actually get to sleep in a real bed! The LEED for Homes ready modern style not...

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...bed with a compost basket at the center and a keyhole-shaped path that allows access to the entire garden. The compost basket can be fed throughout the season and will continually break down and deliver nutrients to the bed for the duration, as will the chunky bits of organic matter you add to the layers of the bed as ...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...bed of the Fun Box is one of the more impressive small house features we have seen in a while, and best of all it can be done in less time that it would take to make it. Every kid's dream, the bed you don't have to make. Notable features: A king size bed and a bunk bed to accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children...

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...2 or 3 weeks, if not longer. Mesclun: Grown for it's baby greens, as little as 2-3 hours of sun a day will be enough to nurture this salad mix to fruition. The baby leaves can be harvested in as little as 4-5 weeks. If you're careful to harvest the leaves without disturbing the roots, you should be able to repeat the...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...bed but don't want to give up the softness of a polyurethane pillow top, be prepared to spend some money. But your garden variety futon can actually be among the most affordable beds (somewhere between $200 and $500 depending on size), and a very healthy alternative. One of the downsides to a futon is that it will fi...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...beds in your small-space garden , you could completely eliminate the need to bend over. At worst, even if your raised beds are only a foot and a half high, you won't be bending as far. A raised bed is ideally 18 - 24 inches deep, but if you are building your raised beds on top of existing earth you wilI have some l...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...20%. If wood is kept too long it starts to be attacked by insects and fungi, which isn't exactly a good plan to stack near or bring into your timber framed home. Which type or species of Wood burns the hottest? ( and which don't... ) THE BEST FIREWOOD FOR THE HIGHEST HEAT VALUE (Where one cord = 200 to 250 gallon...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Keep Families Safer
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...2 tablespoons bleach per 1 quart water to make up a sanitizing solution - but bleach while effective at killing off virus's and bacteria isn't that great for the environment, our indoor air quality or our health - and can cause some very nasty reactions if accidently mixed with the wrong products in the home. Clean s...

Pallet beds are trending but pallets can be toxic so be careful
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Is it safe to build beds or furniture with shipping pallets?

...2-300 dollar range - companies tend to keep hold of the best quality ones! Let's say it again - 2 million pallets in use just in the USA - it's a good job they are being recycled - especially as pallets for reuse as pallets for shipping - rather than for furniture-making and building beds out of! Toxic pallets? Is ...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...bed prefab Abri 1850-BV rancher style eco home as delivered, only uses 27 kWh/m 2 or 27.1 kWh/10 2 ft over a regular chilly north-eastern year - equivalent to just $770 USD per YEAR - or $65 USD per month total energy bill. Add a solar heated floor, or specify Zero Energy Ready and add Solar PV to the south facing si...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...bedrock when you dig, that is a good thing because that means your deck won't be going anywhere. Don't be tricked into thinking a big rock is bedrock, though if you hit one that seems extremely large and solid, the bottom of it could well be below the frost line in which case it should work fine. Screw pile foundatio...