Here in Los Angeles housing is expensive but there's an alternative which could save about thirty percent on construction cost shipping container homes CBS News Tuesday market shows us more as the cost of living rises the way we live is changing people are living in modular homes prefab homes and even shipping container homes. containers get all the headlines countless shipping containers come into the ports of LA and Long Beach and many of them stay but some are being repurposed into everything from retail spaces to homes when Paula approached me about a shipping container home I thought this is insane.
And then I met Peter and I still thought it was insane. Matt and Paula dowd are using shipping containers to build two shipping container homes in Redondo Beach one for them and one for Grandma. I can age in place and my grandchildren will grow up here and I'll be with my daughter and my son inlaw. they're building with architect Peter DeMaria but it's an idea that still stirs controversy. In this area you mostly find Mediterranean or craftsman style homes and you bring something like this to the city and.
They're like, yeah I don't know it took several trips to the City Council to get their property approved with multiple modifications to the design and Matt had the same concerns as the city. my opinion was oh my gosh it's going to be boxy and corrugated but many homes built from shipping containers look like this and this all of these homes were designed by the architect very few people be able to tell wow that's a shipping container home. containers are the thing that really breaks down the door and people say.
Maybe I can do the little bit differently and I'm not going to sacrifice quality and I'm not going to sacrifice on the size of the house and all of it translates into doing it less expensively. most containers can be covered with any surface like wood stucco or vinyl siding and it's affordable while maintaining quality in general they're around 30 percent less than traditional construction a great value but the quality of construction is a heavy gauge steel that that blows away wood frame house a comforting thought in quakeprone.
Southern California and by upcycling metal containers it's one of the greenest options available so the containers become a means to an end we're changing the way we think about building and we're saving the planet. we're taking material and upcycling it as opposed to cutting down five or six acres of forest every time we put up a new wood frame house. DeMaria says there's a revolution to change how we live and the Dowd's are early adopters and I think this is how a great progress is made really this.
Worlds largest container ship arrives in the UK
The world's largest container ship has docked at a British port for the first time. On Wednesday, the 400 metre long CSL Globe, which carries 19,000 standard containers, docked at Felixstowe port in the east of England. The vessel, which left China in December, arrived at the Suffolk port sometime after 1230pm. Hundreds of spectators lined the coast to watch the ship dock, which is carrying a large range of consumer goods including food and drink, clothing, electrical goods and furniture. This vessel's tongue is the biggest in the world. 19,000 units. Ten years ago, 9,000.
How to grow raspberries with Thompson and Morgan. Part 1 Planting and Caring for your raspberries.
Picking your own home grown raspberries is a real treat in summer. You'll often see two different types being sold autumnfruiting varieties and summerfruiting ones. As the name suggests, autumnfruiting varieties crop later in the season. This is because they fruit on new shoots that are sent up in spring. These first year shoots are called primocanes. In contrast many of the summerfruiting varieties produce their crop on the previous year's shoots. These shoots are called floricanes. You can tell the difference because they're much woodier and less flexible than the primocanes.
It sounds complicated but it doesn't need to be as long as you know which type you're growing. Whichever type you choose you'll still need to plant them in the same way. Back in March I planted these autumnfruiting raspberries called 'Polka'. Raspberries are usually supplied as dormant bareroot plants and provided that the soil isn't frozen or waterlogged they can be planted at any time from November to March. Raspberry canes are best planted in a sunny spot on fertile welldrained soil. Before planting it's a good idea to dig in some.
Organic matter such as compost or wellrotted manure. Dig a trench or individual holes and plant them at a distance of 4060cm apart. Once planted cut the canes down to 25cm from the ground. This will encourage lots of basal shoots to be produced. By midMay the raspberry canes are sending up new shoots. These will grow to a height of around one and a half metres and give us fruit this autumn. By early August the canes are flowering, the bees are pollinating and the berries have already formed. So by the end of the month and through into the autumn.
We'll be able to pick some delicious homegrown fruit. Like all autumnfruiting varieties 'Polka' is sturdy enough that it can easily support itself. However the trees behind me are causing some shading and making the stems lean towards the sun so I've put in some supports to keep the stems growing upwards. If you're growing a summerfruiting floricane variety then you'll definitely need to put in supports. Put in a sturdy post at each end of the row that stand about one and a half metres above ground level. Fix 3 wires horizontally between the posts.
Spaced at around 50cm apart. The canes can then be tied to the wires using soft twine. Raspberries have fairly shallow roots so it's important to keep them wellwatered, particularly during the summer months. You can also help to retain moisture in the soil by spreading a thick mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plants while the ground is still moist in spring. Keep an eye out for suckers that are more than 20cm away from the base of the plants. These can be dug up or pulled out.
Creating Water Gardens in Containers
Water gardening in containers is easy. All you have to have is a container that doesn't have holes. This container or ceramic pot doesn't have any drainage holes so it's very easy to turn it into a water garden, because it doesn't drain out. There's a lot of normal shoreline styles of plants that also grow very easily in a water garden container. They don't just grow in ponds, but you can also use them in containers. They're very easy to take care of. You can't overwater them and it's very hard to underwater them at.
The same time. There's the same kinds of ideas we have in our other containers of thrillers, spillers and fillers where some of the plants grow tall, some of them grow around the sides for show and some of the spill out over the sides. We've got some groundcover kinds of plants that have the long, trailing vines to them. those grow very easily over the sides of the pot. There's also a lot of regular garden type plants that you can easily plant in your garden that also grow in water garden containers.
The Impatiens, the Caladiums, the Coleus all like very damp, moist conditions. The Elephant Ear is a much taller, bigger plant, but it also likes just being a little bit damp. These plants can just be put into the container very close to the surface, not way down at the bottom like some of these water garden plans that grow and they would do very well right up near the surface. There are several ways of getting these plants up near the surface. This container is full of marbles and so you can raise the plants by just filling up with marbles.
RAMMED EARTH BUILDING WITH ROWLAND KEEBLE
I was invited by somebody to go and build a house in Freetown, in Sierra Leone, and I was 2021, never built a house from beginning to end, never built an earth house, but just that leveling testosterone that tells you that you can do whatever you want. In a capital city with very little running water, very little electricity, very little petrol and managed to build a house. That's really where it start and I just haven't been able to let it go.It's ramming, rather than stroking, patting. We were consultants on the Wise Project.
At Cat, which is a 7 meter high, 15meter cylindrical building, it's loadbearing. It's in Wales, which is quite difficult place to work in, given that it never stops raining. We've just finished another four classroom blocks here in East Sussex and that was based on one that we finished in 2008 and we've also worked on one in Lincoln on fairly much same model. Children will go into those classrooms and learn in those classrooms and see that you can have an earth wall, without anything else in it, with no.
Cement in it and that it works and when they go off to study engineers or study architect or study surveys, they'll just have it inherently in them. For me if I had one building type that I was going to do now for the rest of my life, it would be schools. We're in a situation now, where 10 percent of our co2 emissions globally, comes from the production of cement and we're producing single double 3 and fourstory buildings using a vast amount of cement, and in this country we have to kinda get off the.
Self Freezing CocaCola The trick that works on any soda!
With this one simple trick, you'll be able to take any bottle of soda, and pour out an instant slushy on command. Now if you don't believe what you're seeing, that's ok, but it is real, and in this project you'll discover the insanely easy secret to making an instant soda slushy. For this project, grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently. We want as much pressure to build up inside as we can get. Now I've done this with these 500mL bottles, and set them in the freezer for 3 hours and 15 minutes. This is the point when.
They're colder than freezing, but not actually frozen. Now you can show your friends that it's just a normal soda, but watch what happens if we simply release the pressure, tighten the cap, and turn it upside down. In just 3 seconds, the entire bottle has turned to an icy soda slush. Pour it in a glass, and you'll get a good idea of how thick the slush really is, and when it starts pushing up at the top you can see it's a light and fluffy, delicious carbonated ice. Now let's try removing the pressure very slowly. This is going to.
Take a bit of patience, but when you get the cap off, you might notice, your soda didn't freeze. If you pour it into a frosty bowl that just came out of the freezer, it'll ice up right before your eyes. There's one chilled soda ready to be served. You could try keeping your soda liquified by pouring it in a clean bowl, then freezing it by dropping in one flake of ice. These crystals will grow rapidly, until your entire bowl is filled, and now we have another chilled soda, ready for your enjoyment. On a bigger scale, like in a glass,.
You'll notice that the crystals collect at the top. To get them to spread out, just take a spoon, or a straw, and give it a little swirl. You should see the whole drink quickly ices over. Now, if you're wondering why this works, it's because the liquid is supercooled and actually wants to freeze. It just needs some help getting started. Now this works with every soda, and sports drink that I've tried because it's the water in the drink that's actually freezing. As the ice forms, the syrup gets trapped between the ice crystals, so.
The slush keeps its flavor. If you try this yourself, keep in mind that every freezer is a little different, so just play around with the time it takes to get your best results. I tried supercooling canned soda and found that they work as well, but you have to release the pressure very very slowly or they'll ice up in the can. When you do get them open, you'll see the trick works exactly the same as the others. Well now you know how to superchill, your favorite soft drink, and master the art of the 3 second slushy. If you like this project,.
How To Build A Raised Garden Bed
You don't need an elaborate garden to enjoy fresh vegetables and colorful flowers. Consider installing raised garden bed. All you need are a few materials, a small space, and a few hours to complete this simple project Now we're going to build another bed to match these beds. The size is going to be two by fours with four by four posts at the corners. This is a basic container but you can build your garden bed from almost anything, including stone, concrete blocks, or ever just a pile of soil.
You can even construct a raised bed as part of a deck. Now whatever method you use just make sure you have at least six inches of soil for the plant's roots to grow. Oh and if you're planting vegetables do not use treated wood. In some regions you can use standard lumber, but we're using cedar because it resists decay and looks great. Now, the first thing to do is to select a location. You want a spot that gets plenty of sun, and it helps to have access to both.
Sides of the bed. If you build your bed next your house or a fence, you might need to make it smaller so you can reach the far side of the bed. Once you have your location, mark the dimensions of the container on the ground and remove the sod. You don't have to dig too deep, just enough to remove the grass. Now it's probably a good idea to check the ground with the level, making any adjustments as needed. And this is easier before the box is in place.
Then lay landscape fabric over the area. Roll out enough so it's just a little larger than your planning bed. Okay now let's start building the box. For larger beds you may have to anchor the post into the ground. Now our bed is small so we won't have to do that. It will be three feet by five feet, but you build yours to a size that works best for you. Cut the two by fours and four by four posts to length. Drill pilot holes near the ends of the two by fours. Now secure the two by fours.
To the four by four, making sure its flush with the top of the post. and, even in square on the sides. Attach the two by fours with screws and secure the post on the other end the same way. Now build the same thing for the other side of the box. Then as a two by fours for the ends. The box is constructed so we can just set it in place make sure its level. And, when it set, cut the excess landscape fabric. Now fill the container with soil. If you have a compost pile,.
Mix some into the soil. You can also add special fertilizers. Now looking at our plants, just pull the dirt back, put the plants in place and pack the soil around the roots. The next after this project is the irrigation plant. A soaker hose will get water to the roots efficiently. Just lay it along a row of plants and cover it with soil. You can add a timer to the soaker hose to automatically what are your plans for you. And now your raised garden bed is complete. It's a simple project will give you.
BillyOh Georgian 5000 Corner Summer House
Why not take a little time off for yourself with the BillyOh Georgian Corner summerhouse It's a really sturdy construction. We have cladding on the walls that's tongue and groove and on the ceiling and on the floors. And that means you got a really sturdy construction. This is a long lasting wellbuilt premium quality summerhouse. We have double doors so they open right out so the sunshine can stream through as you're enjoying sipping something cool reading a book or magazine. And the windows open right up as well. Oh and you've got a lot of headroom.
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