We moved this functional but small building out of the corner of the property to make space for a building we built DIY from used oilfield pipe. We've constructed it in stages, and have done almost all labor ourselves. These early stages took nearly a year to complete.
Ever have a bowl that needs to be covered and it doesn't have a lid... and of course you just ran out of aluminum or plastic wrap? No need to fear! You can make your own reusable covers! These bowl covers are made from a shower curtain and some elastic, and can be made to fit over any bowl or container! They can be washed and reused and can be made in a jiffy! We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
Think you're looking at a pile of cans ready to be recycled? Well, you are, but they may not be going to the recycling plant. Instead they're being used to generate solar power, and a fairly good amount of it!
Do you know what "Stack Effect" is? It is probably a good idea to learn all you can about it. because it significantly impacts your home's energy consumption and overall comfort. Here's a video demonstrating its effects.
Whole house water filters are installed by placing a filter system in the main water supply of your house and causing all water running into the house to go through the filter. A whole house water filter essentially cuts out the need for other types of filters or buying bottled water. To see if a whole house water filter is right for you, check out the following pros and cons of this type of filter.
Did you know that with a few simple modifications to a trash can, you can make a really useful rain barrel for cheap? For a budget of only $35, we made an eco-friendly rain collector. Now our water utility bill has been practically cut down to $0 when watering our organic garden.
Making your own solar oven is one way to cut down on electricity usage. Even a basic solar oven can be used to defrost and perform as a slow cooker. Here are instructions for a basic solar oven that won't cost much to make.
It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new and exciting things for Monk & Nun AND FOR YOU! We want to share in your journey and invite you into ours and with that....we will be posting updates about what we at Monk & Nun have been up to, exploring some of the latest trends and hopefully work with you as you continue to make your house a home. Let's start with the 5 tips and tricks to kick the New Year off right!