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How Earthbag Homes Work

What can you get with a huge mound of dirt, a bunch of bags and some barbed wire? An earthbag home. Building one of these eco-friendly, beehive-shaped dwellings isn't as hard as you think.

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  • 10 Design Flaws in the Average Home
    10 Design Flaws in the Average Home

    Just about everyone's home has something that could be improved. But sometimes we make choices for our homes that aren't exactly the best idea. What flaws are common in the typical house? See more »

  • 10 Eccentric Homes With Hidden Passageways
    10 Eccentric Homes With Hidden Passageways

    If you're the type of twisted person who loves to scare the bejesus out of your friends and family, then we've got some houses for you. See more »

  • 10 Homes of the Future ... Today
    10 Homes of the Future ... Today

    Is this surreal, modern design your idea of a futuristic home? While some look like this, others would surprise you. We scope out 10 that you might want to live in today. See more »

  • Can you build a house with found objects?
    Can you build a house with found objects?

    One man's bottle cap may be another man's doorbell. Whether they're working from economic necessity, an artistic bent or environmental motivation, some people build their homes from everyday objects. See more »

  • How Earthbag Homes Work
    How Earthbag Homes Work

    What can you get with a huge mound of dirt, a bunch of bags and some barbed wire? An earthbag home. Building one of these eco-friendly, beehive-shaped dwellings isn't as hard as you think. See more »

  • How Historic Districts Work
    How Historic Districts Work

    Does your neighbor regularly display appallingly bad taste? Would you rather not live next door to a tacky, new strip mall? Historic districts could be the answer to your neighborhood woes. See more »

  • How Houseboats Work
    How Houseboats Work

    A houseboat's one way to stay at the beach. It might sound exotic, but day-to-day life on a houseboat poses some unusual challenges -- like staying afloat. See more »

  • How is an aging baby boomer generation changing the design of homes?
    How is an aging baby boomer generation changing the design of homes?

    Would you want to trade your familiar digs for a nursing home? If you answered "heck, no," you're like millions of baby boomers who plan to age in place. See more »

  • How Prefab Houses Work
    How Prefab Houses Work

    Prefab houses are growing in popularity as larger sizes and more options become available. Learn about prefab houses and find out how they are constructed. See more »

  • How Rammed Earth Homes Work
    How Rammed Earth Homes Work

    Believe it or not, the walls of that cozy house pictured are made of the ground beneath your feet, albeit with a little modification. But does this alternative home design practical or comfortable? See more »

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