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DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

Some of you might think it's crazy to start thinking about gardening when winter is just getting started, but the opposite couldn't be more true! When the wind is howling and snow is piling up outside

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The TABBY is a DIY Open Source Electric Vehicle that Can be Assembled in Less Than an Hour

The TABBY is a DIY Open Source Electric Vehicle that Can be Assembled in Less Than an Hour

Imagine owning an electric vehicle that you can assemble yourself in less time than it takes to put together an IKEA entertainment center. In an effort to make cars more accessible, affordable, and

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Guerrilla Designers Upgrade Parisian Streets with Pop-Up Furniture Made from Trash [PHOTOS]

Guerrilla Designers Upgrade Parisian Streets with Pop-Up Furniture Made from Trash [PHOTOS]

© Michael DePasquale  Chapitre Zero started early last year when a group of Paris-based designer friends, encouraged by Gambi and Rizzi, decided to make use of found scrap materials. They first

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Six Scrumptious Eco Cocktails For New Year’s Eve

Six Scrumptious Eco Cocktails For New Year’s Eve

HOT SPICED WHISKEY CIDER Stay nice and toasty with some hot spiced cider mixed with whiskey. Choose organic apple juice and whiskey or pick your favorite batch made nearby. This recipe from Joy

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Top 6 Architecture Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Architecture Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2013 has been an amazing year for architecture but our most popular posts among readers definitely seem to be those that defy the status quo. We've seen a lot of stories about people moving into

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Chinese Man Builds His Own Bionic Hands from Scrap Metal After Losing Limbs in Explosion

Chinese Man Builds His Own Bionic Hands from Scrap Metal After Losing Limbs in Explosion

Think you're a pretty good do-it-yourself-er? Think again. The Daily Mail reports that after losing both of his hands and forearms in an explosion (he created a homemade bomb that detonated prematurely),

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Last-Minute Gifts for the Procrastinator

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Last-Minute Gifts for the Procrastinator

Are you a procrastinator? The holiday is fast approaching and if you find yourself without presents for several people on your list, you might want to panic, but don't! We've rounded up 17 practical,

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14 Fun DIY Gifts to Make for Everyone on Your Holiday List

14 Fun DIY Gifts to Make for Everyone on Your Holiday List

Get crafty this holiday season and trade in bland, mass-made gifts for one-of-a-kind presents your friends and family will love. All you need is a little elbow grease and our easy DIY tutorials to create

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DIY: How to Make An Awesome Gingerbread Geodesic Dome House!

DIY: How to Make An Awesome Gingerbread Geodesic Dome House!

When you order a Gingerbread Geodesic Dome, you will receive a cardboard template that is very simple to put together. You then bake the gingerbread and cut it into little hexagons that are then "glued"

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DIY: Homemade Bath and Body Products to Gift or Make for Yourself

DIY: Homemade Bath and Body Products to Gift or Make for Yourself

There are few sensations quite as glorious as sinking into a hot bath on a chilly winter's night, and if that bath happens to be scented with wonderful salts and oils, that can rival a spa experience for

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DIY Gift: 5 Holiday Breakfast Basket Ideas

DIY Gift: 5 Holiday Breakfast Basket Ideas

Breakfast time during the holidays can get a bit harried, especially if people are woken at the crack of dawn by excited, shrieking kidlets eager to tear their gifts open. Rather than relegating your

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INFOGRAPHIC: Make Your Own DIY Decor for the Holidays!

INFOGRAPHIC: Make Your Own DIY Decor for the Holidays!

The holidays are the most festive time of the year - however you don't need to drop a lot of green to deck the halls with seasonal decor. About.com just launched a new infographic packed full of creative

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DIY Foodie Gift: 7 Easy Recipes for Pickled Veggies

DIY Foodie Gift: 7 Easy Recipes for Pickled Veggies

If you're fond of making food gifts for the holidays, chances are that you've already started baking or assembling tasty niblets like almond bark, cookies, fudge, and other tasty treats. Although most

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7 Festive Holiday Wreaths You Can Make From Recycled Materials!

7 Festive Holiday Wreaths You Can Make From Recycled Materials!

'Tis the season to be decking the halls! If you're looking for a way to spruce up your home or office for the holidays, but would rather not use (formerly) living trees and ivy, have we got the tutorial

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DIY Gift Idea: Learn to Make Beautiful, Solid Perfume Lockets

DIY Gift Idea: Learn to Make Beautiful, Solid Perfume Lockets

Most of us have a couple of favorite fragrances that we like to daub on ourselves once in a while, so it's not surprising that perfume is one of the most popular gifts for any occasion. That said,

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DIY Gift: Make Chalkboard Mugs for the Holidays!

DIY Gift: Make Chalkboard Mugs for the Holidays!

Inexpensive and easy to make, chalkboard mugs are ideal for any tea or coffee aficionado on your list. You can also decorate them as presents for cocoa-loving kids, as they're perfect places to write

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DIY Gift Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

DIY Gift Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

If you ask anyone which scents they associate with the holiday season, chances are that several of them will name warming spices, and citrus fruits. From gingerbread cookies to blood oranges tucked into

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Crea-re Studio Creates Beautiful Hanging Lamps From Wooden Clothespins

Crea-re Studio Creates Beautiful Hanging Lamps From Wooden Clothespins

Sometimes the most beautiful designs are also the simplest - Crea-re has created a line of hanging and standing lamps made almost entirely from repurposed wooden clothespins! When the lamps are turned on

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DIY Gift Idea: Make Delicious, Decadent Vegan Truffles

DIY Gift Idea: Make Delicious, Decadent Vegan Truffles

Many people seem to think that going vegan means giving up on some of the more decadent foods out there, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Just as there are sumptuous vegan cheeses and pates

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Six Yummy Organic Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make for Thanksgiving!

Six Yummy Organic Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Breakfast Shake The anti-oxidants in pumpkin will get you feeling refreshed, so why not start your day with a healthy pumpkin shake? For the sweet treat, combine 1 cup canned organic pumpkin, 1

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DIY Gift Idea: Flowers in December

DIY Gift Idea: Flowers in December

Yes, the title here is inspired by an old Mazzy Star song, but if you'll overlook the trite 90s reference, the premise behind it is a fantastic one. There's something extraordinarily beautiful about fresh

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Spruce Up Your Hot Cocoa With This DIY Vegan Marshmallow Recipe!

Spruce Up Your Hot Cocoa With This DIY Vegan Marshmallow Recipe!

When the weather outside is frightful, there's nothing like curling up on the couch with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. The experience only gets better when there are a couple of puffy marshmallows bobbing

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LAST CHANCE: Vote for your Favorite Green Halloween Costume!

LAST CHANCE: Vote for your Favorite Green Halloween Costume!

Today is the LAST DAY of our Green Halloween Costume Contest - and the competition is too close to call! Sprinkle Dirtybottom the baby gnome is currently neck and neck with the Muppet Selves, but Donkey

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Vader 3D Printer Creates Objects with Molten Metal

Vader 3D Printer Creates Objects with Molten Metal

Father and son inventors Scott and Zackery Vader have created a revolutionary 3D printer that can create designs out of molten metal! The Vader 3D printer uses molten aluminum in place of plastic, and it

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalist!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalist!

Heads up trick or treaters! Our Green Halloween Costume Contest drew dozens of creepy, clever and incredibly crafted DIY costumes from across the states - and now that the candy corn is gone it's time to

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Homemade Dairy-Free Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts The Entire Family Will Love

Homemade Dairy-Free Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts The Entire Family Will Love

Finger food is awesome. It's easy to grab-and go, and you don't have to worry about too many dishes. Unfortunately, most convenience food is also chock full of ingredients that your body hates, like

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DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe – Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe – Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

Woolen sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, and any accessory you can think of can be spruced up with the addition of some needle-felted appliqués. The elbows on cardigans are popular to decorate, as are

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Win a Kilo Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Worth $399 in Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Win a Kilo Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Worth $399 in Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Heads up Inhabitants! Halloween may be over but you still have until tonight to submit your DIY costumes into our Green Halloween contest! We asked you to ditch the big box stores and cheesy

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IT Dad’s Dream to Sail His 10 Children to Alaska in a Giant Off-Grid Barge Nears Reality

IT Dad’s Dream to Sail His 10 Children to Alaska in a Giant Off-Grid Barge Nears Reality

To fulfill a longstanding dream to sail his 10 children to Alaska, Eddie Ebel recruited two of his oldest sons to construct a giant off-grid barge. The Dad, who is also a missionary, believes that

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Nature Loo’s Composting Toilet Puts More Distance Between You and Your (Icky) Poo Box

Nature Loo’s Composting Toilet Puts More Distance Between You and Your (Icky) Poo Box

Composting toilets present a very green way of disposing and reusing your poop as a natural fertilizer, but they haven't been widely implemented. Most people don’t want to sit on top of a box of poop or

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