20 Ways to Use IKEA RIBBA Picture Ledges All Over the House

20 Ways to Use IKEA's RIBBA Picture Ledges All Over the House — To display books as in Ruby's Gem of a Room on Apartment Therapy.

Solar Heater Diagram. How to build one at Mother Earth News http://www.motherearthnews.com/Renewable-Energy/2006-12-01/Build-a-Simple-Solar-Heater.aspx#axzz2N6tYtYto

Build a Simple Solar Air Heater - Renewable Energy

Solar Heater Diagram - The Trombe Wall. How to build one at Mother Earth News

Things You Need to Live Off the Grid

Things You Need to Live Off the Grid

Off the Grid Living. Alternative energy production for homes and vehicles. Passive solar, wind, biomass, energy efficient homes, solar panels ovens concentrators.

17 DIY Root Cellars For The Homestead

17 DIY Root Cellars For The Homestead - combo pit for working on car/root cellar - a few of these fit the bill

This fantastic idea is borrowed from the swedish preschool teacher Emma Roth

At my center we have a lot of shelves that aren't being used to their full potential (because of lack of space etc.) This would be a great way to incorporate some of those shelves and make the block area more exciting for children.

How To Heat Up Your Room Using Just a Candle: Kandle Heeter! - The Green Optimistic

A candle powered space heater. It is a simple and green energy device - for back-up heat when power is out and/or money-saving daily use.

Chicken Coop/Greenhouse: slanted roof, sun during winter, but not as much in summer. Captured rain feeds into watering system for chickens & is available for watering plants. Very well insulated, wire mess wall separating north end of greenhouse (where chickens reside) from southern exposure, protecting sun-loving plants from being eaten by chickens. Greenhouse holds heat from chickens keeping it above freezing in winter. Addition of CO2 from chickens good for growing. Cold frame added to…

Self-regulating chicken-heated greenhouse. Chickens leave the greenhouse when it is too warm (usually in summer) and come inside during cold weather and at night.

beautiful stained glass

How beautiful! Stained glass/ music glass ceiling and Windows in this greenhouse?

Greenhouse-Chicken Coop

urbanhomesteaders: “ Passive solar greenhouse that produces food while heating the attached chicken coop . This site includes plans for other passive solar design combinations ”

Bokvägg.... Inspirerande!

sweet girls room / display bookshelves - ikea picture ledges / also has a good hack on window seat ((read comments))