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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hello all, I recently purchased ~15 acres and am in the process of designing a house for a family of 5+ to live in. We don't want to spend a lot of money to build a mcmansion, but want it to be comfortable. I have attached a simplified floor plan that was made in excel to show the general...
  2. General Discussion
    Surprised hadn't seen anyone post about this yet. It is dad something like this happen, though would make some wonder about the coincidence. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/18/building-where-bill-rights-was-born-partially-demolished.html
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have built a few garden beds for my slice of the "American Dream." Here is a link to the plans that I used: Three raised bed designs by Joe Mooney
  4. Urban Survival
    http://www.thesurvivaldoctor.com/2015/01/19/smoke-inhalation/
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hello This is my original idea of making a one-night shelter and bed. The idea is to take two long logs, and put them horizontally. Then I take a few other smaller logs and put them on those vertically. I cover them with leaves to keep rain out and isolate a bit. This I do twice, so I've got...
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I'm not "rich", but I am blessed to be in a position that I am preparing to buy some property, design and build my own "dream home". This will be the house I plan to remain in for the rest of my life (Now in my 30's). So, as work on the house design, I want to incorporate themes and features...
  7. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Just finished my first knife related project- a tanto balisong for my friend, now I have a taste for knife-making :D: I am going to pick up some steel this weekend, was just hoping people might have a few templates already drawn up. If you got em, post em please :D:
  8. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Built my first paracord bracelet last week and I have to say its awesome. Ended up building another one for my girlfriend but now I am left with a whole bunch of paracord scraps, ranging from 1-3 foot. there not long enough to braid into anything useful but i was raised not to waste ANYTHING...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I've been thinking of perhaps building my next 'house' myself, hopefully with the aim of owning a livable property with no house payment whatsoever. (Probably in Montana, though Idaho or Oregon are also possibilities.) After doing some looking around, a yurt or ger seems to be an enticing...
  10. Site Help and Suggestions
    There are quite a few people on this board who have built or done significant remodeling their own homes and retreats. It would be nice to have a Home/Retreat Building section so their hard earned knowledge could be passed down to those members planning work for their own retreats. Building or...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Okay let´s put the politics aside for a second. How do you build a house? You know, a building in which you can live for some time? Nothing luxurious or fancy like modern houses, but not like a shack or a short term survival shelter either. I sit at my desk most of the time (except when I'm...
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