The Ab-Fab FabCab

by DIY Maven

prefab, prefab housing, FabCab, timberframe house, timberframe construction, eco-friendly materials, eco-friendly furnishings, eco design, green design, sustainable building

FabCab is short for Fabulous Cabin and it lives up to its name. The timber frame kit home debuted at the 2010 Seattle Home Show to onlookers' delight. The kit is shipped to the homeowner and then erected by a licensed contractor. Is it DIYable? Since the kit comes in pre-cut parts, possibly, if you have experience with construction of that sort.

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DIY 35mm Camera

by DIY Maven

DIY 35mm Camera

Urban Outfitters SuperHeadz Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera ($28) would be a great way to see just how a camera works. Much like a model car kit, the camera comes in parts that you separate and then snap together, but unlike the scaled-down versions of cars, this kit produces a working camera--albeit without a flash. The kit includes a vinyl bag, wrist strap and screw driver. No batteries are required for opperation and it takes good old 35mm film.

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How To Be Prepared in a Blackout (or other emergency).

by Chris Gardner

Fortunately, the Cold War is over. But unfortunately, there's no more swinging bachelor pad-ish bomb shelters floating about the suburbs.

Still, emergencies can happen, especially if you live in geographic area with a higher risk of natural disasters. Keeping a few items on hand will put you in the best place in case a blackout occurs. 

How To Be Prepared in a Blackout (or other emergency).

Matches. Get a whole box, and keep them dry. Keeping a couple candles nearby is always advisable. If you have a...

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