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Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator

Why climb 30 feet up when you can bike? Check out Ethan Schlussler’s Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator:  “I got tired of climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day, so I made a bicycle powered el...

Ants: Nature’s Secret Power – Excavating a giant ant hill

From the documentary, Ants: Nature’s Secret Power: A colossal ant hill (um… yes, my dear kiddos, let’s assume that they have all moved out already, shall we?) is pumped full of concrete, ...

How nomads put together a ger (or yurt)

The nomadic people of Mongolia don’t stay in one place for long. That’s why they live in gers (which American’s know by the Russian name, yurt), a home that is fast and eas...

How to build an igloo: A clip from A Boy Among Polar Bears

The Inuit call their homes iglu, which is where the term “igloo” for “snow house” comes from. First built by hunters to survive in extreme cold weather conditions, igloos have been around for thousands of year...

Casa ecológica de botellas (The Ecological Bottle House)

Built from thousands of plastic bottles, La casa ecológica de botellas was designed and constructed by Alfredo Santa Cruz and his family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. Lit with outside light, s...