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What does a water softener for well water do?

Private wells regularly produce drinking water that contains hard minerals, also called hard water.  While there’s nothing wrong with drinking hard water, pumping lots of mineral-rich water into your home from a well can create issues. For example, hard water causes stains, prevents detergents from working properly, and leaves deposits inside hot water appliances, which […]

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Japanese Tea House- Press Release & Pictures

Download press release + pictures of the Japanese Tea House: PICTURES + PRESS RELEASE Design: Joshua Woodsman – Pin-Up Houses External Dimensions: 2,9m x 2,9 mm / 9’-6” x 9’-6”  Construction time: 3 months Material: construction timbers, tatami, shingles, plywood, wooden foundations Location: New Zealand’s North Island Builder: Andrew Keywords: japanese tea house, zen-budhism, traditional architecture, […]

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Cleaning Your AC for the Summer

Summer is here, and it brings rising temperatures and heat. The weather may be bearable outdoors, and sometimes, even pleasant during this time but often unbearable indoors. Whether it’s dry heat or humid heat, indoor environments can get quite unpleasant in the summers. Perhaps your fan is no longer up to the task, and it’s […]

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A 76-year-old psychologist fulfilled his dream, building a tea house

Your Tea-House looks very well and detailed built, are you a carpenter or did you have professional help? I am not a carpenter or in any way, a general builder. I have no previous building experience. My background is in Psychology, Education, and Theology. I have always wanted to attempt a building project. I had […]

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Why filtering your water is becoming more important than ever

As we enter a period of climate breakdown, the job of filtering drinking water for nasty contaminants is increasingly up to homeowners and individuals. While public water treatment systems still cover the majority of America’s network, the quality of the water that feeds this system—drawn from reservoirs, rivers, lakes, and underground reserves—is changing rapidly, and […]

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“The most challenging part was drilling the pilings,” Jessica says

Where did you build this cabin? (a type of building site- sloping/forest/meadow, not address, just country if you want) We built my house in my backyard in Middletown Rhode Island USA. The land is quite wet so we put it up on 12 pilings.  For what purpose did you build this cabin? We built it to live […]

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Building Off-Grid House out of 20’ Shipping Container

Laying out a foundation with concrete bricks and gravel & stone backfill First, I outlined the location of the raised foundations using a spirit level and a string. The corners must be at right angles. Subsequently, I dug holes in the places of the future foundations and filled them with stones and sand. I stacked […]

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How To Learn To Build Smart Houses

Building houses has been a highly demanding profession for ages. As a result, expert home builders have always been lauded for their ingenuity in making dreams come through. It is a skill that takes time to master too. Masons need intensive training to build a home that’s effectively linked together, one which makes all utilities […]