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A Floating Sauna in Maine, Patiently Crafted During Pandemic Downtime
A Floating Sauna Built by Hand During 2020's Sheltered-in-Place Mandates

Assembled with salvaged materials from friends and neighbors, the Sea Sauna is a seasonal spa that spends its summers in the harbor

Q&A: How a Self-Taught Woodworker Built a DIY Cabin in 55 Days
How a Self-Taught Woodworker Built a Cabin During Lockdown for Under $13,000

Filmmaker Graeme Jenvey discusses his $13k backyard cabin build, shares advice for fellow builders, and reflects on lessons learned

How to Develop Black & White Film at Home With Coffee
How to Develop Film at Home With Coffee & No Toxic Chemicals

A step-by-step guide to Caffenol, the genius process substituting chemicals like ammonia and formaldehyde with instant coffee

Meet FSP Outdoors, the One Man Brand Making Gear by Hand in NYC
Meet FSP Outdoors, Brooklyn-made Gear for Worldwide Adventure

How an adventure mishap in the Maine woods led self-taught designer Blair Kemp to accidentally start a tiny brand with big intentions

A Wildfire Destroyed Their Cabin. Now They Are Helping Others Build
They Built a Famous Cabin. Then the Wildfires Came. Now They're Helping Others Build

Q&A with Elevated Spaces founder and builder on building with a community, selling cabin and treehouse plans, and expert advice for new DIY builders

How to Develop Film With Beer: A Step-by-Step Guide
How to Develop Film With Beer & Without Toxic Chemicals

A step-by-step home guide to using beer to process black & white film, in place of nasty chemicals like ammonia and formaldehyde

How (and How Not) to Build Your Very Own A-Frame Cabin
How (and How Not) to Build an A-Frame House

The good, the bad, and the ugly of building a 250-square-foot A-Frame in Upstate New York, with cost breakdown, timeline & lessons learned

Modular Backyard Bee Homes Help Save Local Bee Populations
Save the Bees with These Cool Modular Backyard Condos for Solitary Bees

Design, download, and build your own free Bee Home to house the powerful pollinators in your very neighborhood

The 7 Best Lean-tos & Shelters on the Appalachian Trail
The 7 Best Lean-tos & Shelters on the 2,200 Mile Appalachian Trail

According to thru-hiker, photographer, author of new book "The Appalachian Trail: Backcountry Shelters, Lean-Tos, and Huts"

A History of the A-Frame House in North America and Beyond
The Past, Present & Future of the Modern American A-Frame

A look at the rich history of the iconic triangle house, from traditional Japanese farmhouse to America's post-war cabin kit craze to today's worldwide obsession

How To Make Your Own Face Mask with Retired Climbing Rope
A Product Designer's DIY: How To Make Your Own Face Mask at Home

A step-by-step guide on how to make a DIY mask using an old t-shirt and climbing rope, as detailed by designer Adam Kingman

Travel 1,000 Miles Across Oregon in a DIY 1953 Firetruck Camper
Video: Travel 1,000 Miles Across Oregon in a Firetruck Camper Made of TNF Duffel Bags

Join pro Snowboarder Austin Smith and his firetruck tiny home—and sauna trailer—on a road trip to Oregon's best mom & pop ski hills

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