It seems extraordinary, but the hemp needed to build this house was grown on a few acres of land in just 3 months. The house is in Cape Town, South Africa and was designed by Erwin van der Weerd [http://living-spaces.co.za/] who has a strong focus on low-impact homes. The home is built almost entirely from hemp. Hemp fibre is mixed with lime to make hempcrete for the walls. [http://houseofhemp.co.za/]
We outline the pros and cons of two types of emergency electrical generators—the portable type and the larger standby type—and tell you how to decide between them. ** SANDY WAS NOT FUN! GET YOUR FAMILY Prepared FOR disaster's.
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Blight: Illuminating Solar Blinds Turn Night to Day...
Solar-powered window blinds, soak up sun by day, illuminate the room at night. Interesting concept for emergency power outages. (I poked around looking for these and didn't find them available. Great concept though )