Homemade / Guides

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...homemade trap that can hold as many mice as are duped into using it – put a stiff wire or stick through something like a tin can or a pop can, lay it across the top of a bucket, notched so the wire or pole stays in place, or you can drill a small hole in the side of the bucket and slip the pole inside. Smear some peanu...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...homemade' electric car built with 2 Tesla motors and 2 Chevy volt Batteries © Tapp Auto Thanks for taking the time with us, Chris. I would start with a general question of value - when you consider the purchase price, maintenance requirements and lifespan– overall, would you say that you come out ahead with an el...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...homemade, are an interesting way of saving energy, money & carbon footprint of homes with renewable energy. Find other articles & information on renewable energy systems here : Solar air heated radiant floor form kits for Passive House, LEED & Zero Net Energy Homes How Heat Pumps work in Passive House, LE...

Disposing of household waste properly - recycling, garbage & toxic materials
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...homemade design and convert a vacant space in the kitchen into a waste collection area. The important thing is to provide enough space to sort and store your materials. We have used and really like this stand alone recycling bin option for the modern kitchen. Remember though that not everything is a good choice for c...

Home made DIY laundry detergent from buckeyes / horse chestnuts
Lifestyle and environment

How to make Eco-friendly DIY laundry soap from Buckeyes / Horse Chestnuts

DIY laundry soap made from Buckeyes/ Horse Chestnuts - who knew? The mission of Ecohome goes beyond providing sustainable and energy efficient home building guidance - what goes in the home matters too . The most important thing that goes in homes is, in our opinion, people. As we live in an increasingly toxic world...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

1.) Leave cleaning solvents and bleach behind. The smell of disinfectants that we have been conditioned to think of as 'clean' are anything but. Along with being harmful to the environment in production and use, chemicals like chlorine bleach evaporate into the air in your home. Why not try the following non-toxic alt...