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Portable Bunkbeds. These are AWESOME.

Furniture and Furnishings May 18, 2016

Portable Bunkbeds

Portable bunkbeds? These are AWESOME. Great for grandmas House, a hotel room, or just a sleep over!

These things cost around $290 and up on Amazon, which is significantly more than a regular cot, which is around $40 (some smaller ones are a bit less). But the benefit of these is you save some space. For example, you might not have room to put to cots side by side in a living room, tent, hotel or wherever, or you might not want to carry two separate ones. Note though that these bunk bed cots also can be used as separate cots (they don’t need to be on top of each other). These things also have little storage pouches, which is something regular cots don’t have (not standard anyway; DIYers could certainly add them if they were handy).

And they convert into benches, the kind you might use camping or in your yard or the back of a pickup.

The main people who make these on Amazon are called Disc-O-Bed.

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Swurfer Swing Is the Perfect Swing and Surfboard Hybrid

Home and Garden May 18, 2016

Swurfer Swing Is the Perfect Swing and Surfboard Hybrid

Summer Fun!! Is it bad I think I’d be on this more than my kids? This looks SO fun!

Who doesn’t remember standing on swings and going in all directions? I think this swurfer swing is something not just skateboarders, snowboarders and wakeboarders will be interested in, but anybody. It’s a simple idea — its more or less just like a wooden swing, but shaped so that it can be used like a skateboard … or, I guess, hoverboard.

Now of course you have 2 options for this. A lot of people would prefer to buy it and just set it up; and a lot of people would prefer to build one DIY style. Well, of course you can do either.

Some details from the builders of these things (and note, you can buy a kit with the rope, board and everything, but you can also just buy the board itself and tie it onto whatever cordage you have on your tree already.

The Swurfer Original Outdoor Backyard Tree Swing with Unique Skateboard Seat Design and Adjustable Handles is what it’s called and it sells for around $130 for the whole set and around $30 for just the board. Here’s Amazon for it: Swurfer.

“Handmade, heirloom quality wooden skateboard swing made from hard rock maple. Each board is finished by hand to ensure quality and safety for your little one. Includes 80ft. high-strength, double braided, UV & mildew resistant rope – enough to hang from a 20 ft branch. Also can make a fantastic swing set accessory. Board dimensions: 33 in x 10 in; Best for Age 6+; Board supports up to 250lbs, ropes have a tensile strength of 10,500lbs”

Set-up: “The process is very easy and in most cases you won’t even need a ladder. The rope simply loops over the tree branch so you can get set up and be ready to swing Swurf style in minutes!”

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Shopping

Uncategorized May 18, 2016

On this page, we have indexed some of the things we’ve shared in our posts, which people have now and then asked about (there are also things on here we just like ourselves and no one might have asked about them!).

If you have any interesting products you want to list (don’t have to be yours: all we do here is just share things we think people will like), you can put them in the comments below, and once in a while we’ll check there and update this page, and maybe even do a write up for the stuff you guys suggest.

Truck pools:

Swurfer swing:

  • $30 – 150 on Amazon: Swurfer ($30 for the board; $150 for the whole set-up)

You can burn pine cones in heaters like these

Pellet stove:

Trampoline Tent for Backyard Camping

Trampoline tents:

Portable Bunkbeds

Portable Bunkbeds:

Folding grills:

 

 

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You Can Burn Pine Cones and Small Wood in these Heaters

Furniture and Furnishings May 18, 2016

You can burn pine cones in heaters like these

You can burn pine cones in heaters like these small ceramic wood burning heaters.

Who doesn’t like a warm fire in their house? While we enjoy the heat, it’s sometimes inconvenient to get (or buy) wood, chop it up, store it, let it dry, move it in small bunches inside the house, before burning it. It means you need access to wood and transportation for it and a wood shed, and maybe a wheelbarrow.

There’s a couple versions of these wood stoves, and they’re made by a few companies. The one in the image up above is the “Freestanding Pellet Stove” by Vescovi.

Here is a gallery of their options (below). For more Vescovi information, find them in our Home Designers and Builders Directory.

These things cost around 600 and up, lots around 900, on Amazon. If you want more info on buying these pellet stoves, click here.

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Buying Pellet Stoves and other Small Stoves

Furniture and Furnishings May 18, 2016

You can burn pine cones in heaters like these

Anything we list here we’ve already shopped around Amazon for to find the best deals. We look for them as if we were shopping for ourselves. When there’s a few different types, we find the best price for each type.

We have no problem recommending Amazon because we’ve so far found Amazon to be be pretty convenient and easy to deal with (I’ve received probably 20 Amazon parcels in the past 6 months, so far without any problem).

Here’s a gallery of pictures of these things, in case you missed our ariticle:

As you probably know from our website, we mostly share buildings, DIY projects, RVs and things. We’re not a store, lol! But we’ve had people wanting more info on the few products we have shared, so we put this together to assist those guys.

The prices shown here are updated by Amazon automatically, so you can just click on any of these to go to its page on Amazon. Also, underneath the pictures there is a link where you can continue to search if you didn’t see something you liked.

SMALL STOVES and PELLET STOVES
Click here if you want to search for Vescovi stoves. Unfortunately, they aren’t on Amazon yet –
they’re European! But if if find them on Amazon we’ll update this.
Click here to search more small stoves, but these are the main ones above: pellet stove

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Buying Inflatable Hot Tubs

Home and Garden May 17, 2016

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Anything we list here we’ve already shopped around Amazon for to find the best deals. We look for them as if we were shopping for ourselves. When there’s a few different types, we find the best price for each type.

We have no problem recommending Amazon because we’ve so far found Amazon to be be pretty convenient and easy to deal with (I’ve received probably 20 Amazon parcels in the past 6 months, so far without any problem).

As you probably know from our website, we mostly share buildings, DIY projects, RVs and things. We’re not a store, lol! But we’ve had people wanting more info on the few products we have shared, so we put this together to assist those guys.

The prices shown here are updated by Amazon automatically, so you can just click on any of these to go to its page on Amazon. Also,

Inflatable hot tubs
Click here to search more inflatable hot tubs, but these are the main ones above:inflatable hot tub

 

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Buying Trampoline Tents

Home and Garden May 15, 2016

Trampoline Tent for Backyard Camping

Anything we list here we’ve already shopped around Amazon for to find the best deals. We look for them as if we were shopping for ourselves. When there’s a few different types, we find the best price for each type.

We have no problem recommending Amazon because we’ve so far found Amazon to be be pretty convenient and easy to deal with (I’ve received probably 20 Amazon parcels in the past 6 months, so far without any problem).

As you probably know from our website, we mostly share buildings, DIY projects, RVs and things. We’re not a store, lol! But we’ve had people wanting more info on the few products we have shared, so we put this together to assist those guys.

The prices shown here are updated by Amazon automatically, so you can just click on any of these to go to its page on Amazon. Also, underneath the pictures there is a link where you can continue to search if you didn’t see something you liked.

TRAMPOLINE TENTS
Click here to search more trampoline tents, but these are the main ones above: trampoline tent



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Vehicle Air Mattresses

Uncategorized May 15, 2016

vehicle air mattress

Anything we list here we’ve already shopped around Amazon for to find the best deals. We look for them as if we were shopping for ourselves. When there’s a few different types, we find the best price for each type.

We have no problem recommending Amazon because we’ve so far found Amazon to be be pretty convenient and easy to deal with (I’ve received probably 20 Amazon parcels in the past 6 months, so far without any problem).

As you probably know from our website, we mostly share buildings, DIY projects, RVs and things. We’re not a store, lol! But we’ve had people wanting more info on the few products we have shared, so we put this together to assist those guys.

The prices shown here are updated by Amazon automatically, so you can just click on any of these to go to its page on Amazon. Also, underneath the pictures there is a link where you can continue to search if you didn’t see something you liked.

AIR MATTRESSES FOR CARS and TRUCKS (and SUVs)
The first one is the one for the backs of SUVs and trucks (its big and wide), and the other ones fit into the backseat of a car or truck.
Click here to search more air mattresses, but these are the main ones above: Car inflatable air mattress

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Gabel Model as Tiny Homes from $2,256

Tiny House May 15, 2016

Gabel Model Tiny Homes from $2,256

There are many good reasons why the tiny house revolution has caused such a stir. Families are finding, as with this Gables tiny house, that they don’t need to sacrifice anything just because they are downsizing. Gables creates these beautiful and traditional Amish style homes and they are absolutely stunning. There are many great deluxe features, the one I love the most is simply the quality of the wood, using cedar, and solid pine for sidings. You are getting a home that will last through generations.

This home is also economically priced and of course, you would probably add on some luxury pieces, but you can still have an amazing home for under $5000. That is unheard of in the cities and suburbs. I love the fact that Gables is showing us that a tiny house can be just as high-quality as your standard home and become a home that remains in your family throughout your lifetime.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Amish Buildings and other tiny house builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny house,click here.

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House Made of Pallets and Shipping Containers

Shipping Container Buildings May 14, 2016

House Made of Pallets and Shipping Containers

This prefab house might be of interest to those of you out there who are looking to build a decent sized dwelling with a small budget. They reduced building costs by using shipping containers and pallets in their prefab home design.

Two shipping containers, each 40 feet in length, plus two shipping containers 20 feet in length, are the structural basis for this modular house. They used wooden pallets to clad the exterior, which can be seen as a style element, but it also keeps this prefab house cool in the sun. Since its built in Curacavi, Chile, heat is a consideration.

Another part of creating cooler temperature spaces for the modular construction is the shady areas, which of course are cooled naturally by the movement of air. It moves freely because the design leaves spaces between the pallet slats.

The shipping container-based areas provide the security and protection from weather the home owners wanted in other parts of the house — plus the metal containers provide the structural strength needed to keep the house standing up.

Other spaces are modifiable. Sections of wall can be slid open and closed to ventilate or protect those areas. The folding screen on the porch serves a similar task.

Heating and cooling is also provided by geothermal heat pumps in this prefab house.

The work is by James&Mau. You can see more of their work by visiting them at our director y of prefab and modular home designers and builders (click here).

pallet shipping container house (3)

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