Thursday, 26 November 2015

Noah's Ark

Continuing the current series of odd and creative houses, we look at a 'floating house boat' in Silicon Valley. The owner wished to create a survival home that could save his family in the event of a tsunami. In doing so he's pushed the creative envelope of architecture, woodwork and engineering. Good on him.

Friday, 20 November 2015

DIY Done Right

Forgive me for boring you with this one, but I can't resist sharing good old fashioned bit of DIY (especially when it comes to houses). This lucrative man fixed and replaced a 22' section of his run-down basement wall into a brand new bedroom - for under $3000. In Sterling that's just short of £2,000. Not only is he saving a great deal of money with this renovation, he's also feeding the primal urge to fix things with bare hands - something I recommend we all do once in a while. See the full image gallery with his comments here.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Home Removals or House Movers?

A slight change in wording, but very different work! Wolfe House Building Movers in the US are in the business of moving entire properties from A to B - walls, foundations and all. Below is a photo of them in action, transporting a Victorian house just 1000 yards down the road. The lucky owners (pictured) were told by the landowners they could have the house for free, so long as they could move it. That's a bargain if I ever saw one.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Turning Autumn Leaves Into Gold (Almost)

Leaf mould is a valuable gardening resource that bolsters your compost, mulch or winter soil cover. With all the leaves scattered around at this time of year - it would be rude not to! Yorkshire's own Alan Titchmarsh explains: