Posts From BuildersCentral

Getting Started with Solar Water Heating for Your Home Greener

Getting Started with Solar Water Heating for Your Home Greener

After solar power, solar water heating is often the next step that homeowners take to make their home more sustainable. A solar water heating system works by converting sunlight into heat using a solar thermal collector. This heat is then used to heat water in homes and swimming pools. If you plan to install a solar water heating system in your home, make sure to include domestic hot water as well. There’s little point in installing a solar water

Early Fall Frittata Greener Ideal

Early Fall Frittata Greener Ideal

0Fall is one of our absolute favorite times of the year to cook nourishing, warming food, especially when the ingredients come from our local farmer’s market. With the shift in seasons, our bodies need grounding food- as it can be a bit unsettling as everything changes so rapidly around us. This frittata recipe is perfect for Fall because it uses ghee and root vegetables, which are grounding and balancing for the body as the weather becomes cooler. The fresh

Eco Friendly Tiny House with A Drawbridge Deck

Eco Friendly Tiny House with A Drawbridge Deck

If you live in an area with a colder climate, such as Canada or Northern Europe, it does not mean you have to give up your dream of owning a tiny home. When built with the use of good quality materials, tiny homes can be very durable and warm. Eh! is a Canadian tiny house located near Ontario and developed by the Toronto-based company Greenmoxie. They managed to build a tiny home that reminds you of lake-side cottages with

Transforming Desk Bar Lets Him To Work Hard and Play Hard

Transforming Desk Bar Lets Him To Work Hard and Play Hard

If you live in a small apartment and space is a luxury that you can’t afford, you should get creative! Search for pieces of furniture that help you gain some extra space and are also highly functional. Such is this next folding table that will help you split your room into an office and a recreational area. The table is large enough to be used as an office desk and it can fold into a really cool bar so

These Solar Hubs Can Provide Clean Water Green Electricity

These Solar Hubs Can Provide Clean Water Green Electricity

Did you know that there are one billion people in this world who do not have access to clean drinking water? Besides this there are twice as more people who don not have access to electricity and live in very poor conditions. Watly! was designed to help these people in need,as it is the world’s largest solar-powered computer that can provide clean water, electricity and internet connection. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Watly! is based on thermal technology, has a

Small Chicken Coop with Planter

Small Chicken Coop with Planter

If you have a few chickens to care for, then you definitely need an appropriate coop for them. This annex is a must-have in your homestead, so if you don’t have one yet or you’re planning to improve the existing coop, here is a perfect DIY project to try. The small chicken coop suggested in the free plans has a planter, clean out tray and nesting box, all in a beautiful design. This particular type of coop is not

Aussie Couple Builds Off Grid Mobile Home with 2 Containers

Aussie Couple Builds Off Grid Mobile Home with 2 Containers

Paul Chambers had began building a home out of two shipping containers as a project, but when his wife got tired of suburbia and put their four-bedroom home on the market, his project became the couple’s full-time home. The containers are cleverly and creatively transformed into quite a nice and welcoming home, with a kitchen/bathroom and a living room that doubles as a bedroom. And this is not all the good news because the home is completely off grid,both

Two Tiny Houses Connected with A Central Sun Room and Deck

Two Tiny Houses Connected with A Central Sun Room and Deck

How tiny is a too tiny when it comes to tiny houses? Well, if you take a look at the next home, then a tiny house was too small for its owners so they decided to build two and connect them. And who can blame them? A tiny house might be enough for a family of two, but when it comes to a family with children, one must rethink the concept of the tiny house. This house is called

Jeffs Cabin and Greenhouse

Jeffs Cabin and Greenhouse

Jeff’s cabin is a charming tiny house that he built while building his larger home. The original purpose of this tiny home was to provide Jeff with shelter while building his home. But once his residence was finished, he moved in and kept the tiny house as a guest house. So a few years later Jeff needed space for his tools and garden utensils and decided to build a second tiny house that he would use a storage unit.