5 Eco-Friendly Options For Your Fence

The watchword today is sustainability and many people have chosen to live their lives with an awareness of how to save the earth’s resources at the forefront of their minds. Fencing may not seem to be anything that can hurt the planet, but there are at least 5 eco-friendly options to choose that not only save the earth’s resource, but actually cost less when it comes to maintenance and replacement issues.

So what are these 5 options? Fencing contractors would tell you the following five are sustainable choices.

  • Bamboo has the advantage of being pest and disease free, so no harmful pesticides, fungicides or other poisonous sprays are used in its growth. It grows very quickly – in some cases 90 centimetres per day, so is easily renewable. Styles available are reed or fence panels. It provides an attractive fence and background for your plants as well as some wind protection.

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July 24, 2017

Funky Hammock Tent

The Tentsile Hammock Tent is a treehouse-like tent that can be erected even without trees. The Tensile design team and company are based in London.

The Tensile provides maximum space, with the lowest use of material (fire retardant, UV PU and water resistant polyester fabric infill panels), with tensioning wires used to create the unusual inverted three star shape. A two person tent is available, and five or eight person models are planned.

The tent hammock has a covered porch as a suspended seating area, with a double hammock bed and storage space underneath, and the two person one weighs 5-8kg (11-17.6lbs).

The Tentsile offers safe and peaceful slumber from rising water, rocky or uneven ground and predators (bears, cougars and beer pilfering fellow campers perhaps). Using the central ground support and three support arms, the Tentsile would be useful for soggy ground, or bug-infested forest floors, and you would not have to string it up in trees and wonder if the people movement or stormy winds might over-stretch the cable ties.

The Tentsile Hammock Tent.

March 10, 2012

Wooden Poverty Cabin

Manifest Destiny! is a Mark A. Reigelman II and Jenny Chapman creative offering a commentary on issues of homelessness in present day America. The cabin is bolted to the side of an apartment building that is just down the street from the Occupy Wall Street protest location.

The 10ft (3.1m) tall, 6ft (1.8m) long and 7ft (2.1m) deep reclaimed wood cabin uses wood salvaged from a 100year old Ohio barn. A solar panel and battery provides power for the night lighting, and the cabin uses anchor bolts and steel brackets to attach to the building.

The cabin will be there until October 28th, 2012. Its address is 447 Bush Street at Grant at the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco, USA.

Visit: http://soex.org/Exhibit/104.html

Via TreeHugger

February 24, 2012

Tiny Inflatable Home

Basque designer Martin Azua has come up with an amazing design for a small scale portable home that is also inflatable.

Dubbed the Basic House, the metallic polyester prefabricated house was designed to be easy to assembly while also be low impact and lightweight. When needed, you simply inflate the tiny dwelling, enjoy the comforts of having a comfortable place to rest or sleep and disassemble when not in use.

Perhaps the most ingenious part of the design is how both internal warmth from human bodies and the external heating from the sun transfers through the material, creating a warm insulating layer inside.

Visit: http://www.martinazua.com/

Via Inhabitat

January 21, 2012