Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works

Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works

A portable clothes washer is great for RV camping, apartments, dorms, condos – anywhere you don’t have a ton of space. Manual clothes washers also save on electricity and are great for emergency situations. I put four of the most popular portable washers to the test at our off grid home, and share the results…

Battery Recycling – How to Recycle Batteries Safely

Battery Recycling – How to Recycle Batteries Safely

Whether you are using a flashlight, cordless power tools or cellphone, battery powered tech makes life easier. But what happens to batteries when they reach the end of their lives? We’ll explain safe battery recycling – where, how, and why you should. This is extremely important, because some batteries can explode or catch fire if…

12 Best Tips for Keeping Your House Cool without AC
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12 Best Tips for Keeping Your House Cool without AC

Summertime may bring many wonderful things but the extreme heat is not one of them. For many, using air conditioning is not affordable nor available. Here are some tips for keeping your house cool in the summer heat, with or without AC. We use these techniques in steamy South Carolina to reduce our air conditioning bill….

ICF Construction – What You Need to Know About an ICF Home

ICF Construction – What You Need to Know About an ICF Home

Back when we were researching our “forever home”, we chose ICF construction for a number of reasons. It’s tough, energy efficient and should last a lifetime with minimal upkeep. In this post, I’ll discuss: what ICF construction is how it differs from conventional construction why we chose Insulated Concrete Forms how much energy is saved…