How to Make an Outdoor Washing Machine

by DIY Maven

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Michael Perdriel fashioned a manual clothes washer that could be used by those in developing countries, but its low-tech design makes it indispensable for people in developed countries who dream of going green and off the grid. It requires no electricity or running water, and it cleans a load of clothes in 20 minutes. Interested in making one? Here's your materials list:

  • 10 gallon plastic bucket
  • 1 x 3 hardwood boards
  • 1/4" plywood
  • 1"...

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Eco Egg Mini Washing Machine for Lingerie

by DIY Maven

Eco Egg Mini Washing Machine for Lingerie

Recently I bought French-made undergarment that set me back 70 bucks. Instead of buying several, I figured, at that price, I'd just wash it out in the sink every few days until I felt like springing for another one. As you can probably guess, washing it by hand has become a bit monotonous, and, yes, I know I could toss it in a lingerie bag and use the old washing machine, but there's part of me that still balks at the risk. Which brings me to...

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