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Keeping up with the Jones' has never been easier with all the new gadgets and gizmos out there. Check out this home innovations section and you'll be way ahead of the pack.

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How to Build an Outhouse with a Composting Bucket Toilet

You can't flush and forget with a composting bucket toilet, but you can rest easy knowing you're turning a dangerous waste product into something potentially beneficial. But what are the logistics, and how do composting toilets differ from latrines?


How Smart Communities Will Work

 How Smart Communities Will Work

How much do you know about 'smart communities'? Keep reading to discover How Smart Communities Will Work. See more »

5 Ways to Make My Home More Sustainable

 5 Ways to Make My Home More Sustainable

Looking for ways to make your home more sustainable? Check out this list of 5 ways to make your home more sustainable. See more »

10 Future Home Innovations ... That Weren't

 10 Future Home Innovations ... That Weren't

Discover Future Home Innovations ... That Weren't. Keep reading to learn about 10 future home innovations that didn't pan out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Nest Learning Thermostat Works

 How the Nest Learning Thermostat Works

The Nest Learning Thermostat can program itself to maximize your comfort. See how the Nest Learning Thermostat works and if it's worth the cost. See more »

7 Great Weekend Solar Power Projects

 7 Great Weekend Solar Power Projects

Looking for a fun project to take on this weekend? Looking to improve your skills with solar? Learn more about the 7 great weekend solar power projects. See more »

Build a Hydrogen Fuel Cell in Your Kitchen

 Build a Hydrogen Fuel Cell in Your Kitchen

Build a hydrogen fuel cell in your kitchen. Learn more about how to build a hydrogen fuel cell in your kitchen. See more »

Build a Solar Power Generator for Under $300

 Build a Solar Power Generator for Under $300

Build a solar power generator for under $300. In this article, learn about how to build a solar power generator for under $300. See more »

 DIY Solar Power Without Photovoltaic Panels

I love it when people make things just to see if they can, especially alternative energy projects. Learn more about photovoltaic panels. See more »

How to Choose a Home Energy Monitor

 How to Choose a Home Energy Monitor

How to choose a home energy monitor. In this article, learn how to choose a home energy monitor. See more »

How do I get a stain out of wool carpeting?

 How do I get a stain out of wool carpeting?

Are you wondering how to get a stain out of wool carpeting? Find out how to get a stain out of wool carpeting in this article. See more »