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Corral

Saturday, 13 July 2013 22:37

We now have a primary corral done, right outside the barn.

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Barn Frame

Sunday, 26 August 2012 20:34

The frame of the barn is now up and welded in place.  Everything is now ready for the covering.

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Barn Beginnings

Saturday, 18 August 2012 20:15

Construction of the Food Web model system has now begun. It's exciting!

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Rapidobe Walls

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 00:00

Rapidobe is an extremely fast and cheap method of building. It involves putting posts into the ground, attaching a U-shaped bag to them and filling it with any earth available.

Published in Walls

Build as you Live

Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:17

Building from scratch is a vast undertaking and can be very daunting. However, take it one step at a time, living in each room as you go. Before you know it, you will have the house you were dreaming of.

Published in Getting Started

Starter Cabin

Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:50

If you have bought land with nothing on it, it's a great idea to build yourself a small starter cabin that has nothing to do with your final home design. You can always strip it down and use the materials later, or keep it as a shed.

Published in Getting Started

Wood-working Tools

Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:44

Wood is a softer material than metal and can handle a lot more hand tools, which are generally cheaper.

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Metal-working Tools

Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:35

Metal is one of those materials that requires specialized tools, mostly electrical. Some are more of a luxury than a necessity, but others are fundamental.

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Concrete Tools

Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:27

These are the tools you'll need for concrete. Some, like a mixer, are not necessary, but will make a big job easier.

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General Tools

Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:09

Each building project has its own set of tools that make it easier and more efficient. However, there are some basic tools that every home should own.

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