How to Repurpose Milk Jugs At Home With P. Allen Smith
Good morning everyone. My name is Ben. What I can do is I can take empty bottles, empty glass bottles, and I can turn them into other useful things, things that you wouldn't exactly be used to seeing an empty bottle look like. For example, drinking glasses. I've also made jewelry and things for the home. Today, my friend Allen has asked me to come over here and show you something about repurposing or what you could to repurpose at your house. That being said, I have an empty milk jug here, a few of them, and I'm gonna show you.
How to make it into a lunchbox container. This is a really good idea for families with kids. If you're interested in finding a way to make something cool, like, make memories with your kids with something not only sustainable, but it's just a good idea. I mean, everything about this just makes sense. So we're gonna get started with this And what you're gonna do is take an empty milk jug that you've washed out, and you're just gonna make an outline of where you're gonna cut all around the bottle. One end is gonna be longer than the others,.
And I'll show you why. You start cutting along the outline. I got this idea for the lunch boxes off of Pinterest, actually. I set up a Pinterest page for Freehand Jones as well as many other like media sites, social media sites. So once you have the rough cut, you're just gonna wanna go along and finish out the cutting by taking off all of the marker on the main piece. So this is where the detail comes in. This is a great idea if you have colored markers at home. At that point, like, the creativity is really up to the individual.
Like, how cool can you make your lunchbox, you know Almost finished. Then you're gonna fold the small sides in. And the bigger flap goes over. All you need is a piece of plastic tape and you have yourself a mini lunch box right there. All of it made out of an empty jug that most people would have looked at it and once the milk's out of it they're like, Oh, okay, it's trash. Well, it doesn't have to be trash, unless we want it to be. And that's the point. Right now, like, I see sustainability becoming a big, big market. Like, there's.
Shipping Container Home Coming to Redondo Beach
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.
Vancouver receives help for affordable housing from CMHC
Atira Women's resource society has been providing housing to women fleeing violence for almost 30 years. There's actually 2 components to this project. One is the original building, which has been here since 1912. In that building we're housing young women who have been homeless, there are 18 rooms and it's communal living. The second part of the project is the recycled shipping container component. There are 12 selfcontained studio units here. The units are affordable, the rent is affordable, it's safe. Women are not only being able to interact with each other.
Trends Talkers Container Homes
Container Could happen and it's what has you talking tonight. KITV4 got a peek inside what could be the future of micro housing in Hawaii. The demonstration project on the grounds of Honolulu Hale by the nonprofit group FACE is showing off a 20' by 8' shipping container, transformed into a dwelling unit for five people. There's room for bunkbeds and a desk inside, but no bathrooms or kitchen facilities. It cost about $11,000 to to make it livable. Could this be the answer to the our housing crunch Solomon DuPont says,.
Amazing Idea! Create more of these and then just make a public restroom area for all to share. This is a great start. Michael Guerrero writes, Nice. better then sleeping on the streets. But Denise Crosby counters, I don't get the great appeal. It has no bathroom or kitchen. I can't imagine living without runny water, if only to wash my hands. No facilities means they would need to be erected like a wagon train at night, with Porta Toilets barbecue grills or cooking implements, of course trash disposal. I.
How to Plant Herbs in Tin Containers At Home With P. Allen Smith
Why not take these vintage tins and turn them into containers for some of your favorite herbs If you're into a vintage look in your home, why not use some of these vintage tins for planting some of your favorite herbs For instance, in this one, I have curly leaf parsley. Over here, in an old Folger's coffee can, you can see, I got some thyme. They're very happy in these containers. Now if you wanna plant an herb in one of these, there are a couple of ways to go about it. What I'd like to do is show you the way I've done.
It because both work really well. First, you wanna take a tin, and if you don't mind puncturing some holes in it, you'll need to do that anyway. This one is not exactly vintage, but it's made to look vintage. You can see, on the bottom, it looks very modern. If you're gonna use this to support plant life, you need to make sure that it's plantfriendly. And right now, without any drain holes in the bottom, it's not plantfriendly. So all you need to do is take a nail and drive a few holes in the bottom of it like this. For a container.
This size, all you really need are about three drain holes. The herbs like welldrained soil. So it's critical you give the plant what it wants. Next, you'll wanna add some soil to the container. And you wanna soil that's specifically blended for container gardening. So I'm just gonna add a little bit of this soil here like this. I'm gonna take an allpurpose organic fertilizer and add just a little bit of that into the soil and mix it up, and then the herb itself. In this case, I'm going to plant thyme. Just clip off the plastic wrapper like.
This, and pull off the biodegradable peat pot, at least around the upper edge, and then I'm gonna position the herb in the container. And you can see, it just needs a little bit on the sides to fill in. Here and here. There we go. And now all I have to do is water it in. This'll look great in a window sill or sitting on a table. And if you do set it on a table or a surface, that you wanna make sure it doesn't get stained or messed up.
Just take and place it on a saucer like that because, again, you have the drains holes in there, so it will drip when you water. Now if you don't want to drive holes in the bottom of a vintage tin, there's another way to go about it You just wanna take some gravel and place it in the bottom of the container. About 34 of an inch of gravel is all you need. Then take a plastic freezer bag and plant the herb in it. And then puncture the holes in the bottom of the back and place the bag in here like this. The plastic serves.
Tips for a Green Home Disposing Garbage in an Eco Friendly Home
Hi, I am Nili Nathan, and on behalf of Expert Village, this is my series on greening. Today's episode is on how to recycle and greening tips for your home. As you can see, I have compiled my recyclables, and I am on my way to my bin, but I am not sure that I have done this correctly, and I could really use an expert. And, here she is, that's why I called Anne Richmond, Earth 911 to the rescue. Let me help you, looks like you have your hands.
Full. You came just in time, wow you have been busy collecting all your recyclables, have you visited our website earth911 Yes, I have I have, now I wanted to show you a little bit of what I've done and get some of your input. So Great!! She will be teaching us a lot of things about greening and recycling and some easy things you can do right away in your home. Let's see what you have, you have all different types of, looks like newsletters, oh wait, don't throw away this, this is a million dollars!! Oh.
You don't want to lose that. You've got newspapers, which is a commonly used recyclable item, you've got cardboard as well. You've always got lots of that you can put in your recyclables, you've got some undeliverable mail, lets see what else is in here, you have been busy, you must of just had lunch. Generally paper plates unfortunately should not go into your recyclables because of the food residue that will have to go in the garbage. What about this Should I of washed this out better You know I wouldn't recommend it, because.
You're wasting water but one thing you want to do is look for the recycling arrows, the chasing arrows with the number in the middle. Some programs will accept these some programs won't, so you have to be careful. Same with beverage bottles made out of plastic and the same with other types of plastic wrap, you have to pay attention to that. Looks like your daughter is growing out of her shoes don't let her know that I am throwing away her shoes, I would probably recommend donating those to a local thrift store, because somebody.
Would be able to reuse those. That's a great idea!! Cardboard boxes obviously are great for recycling, so you will have to check with that. Looks like you've got aseptic packaging, so you've got a lot of items that I think are candidates for your program, so I think what we need to do is go check the website and find out what your community will accept, so you can put them in your blue bin. The website does that, yep all you have to do is go to earth911 put in what you're trying to recycle or if you are looking for.
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