Because I hate drywall. Plus a lovely little cabin and a monkey with serious hair issues.
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Breathaboard Is a Greener Alternative to Drywall
Breathaboard Is a Greener Alternative to Drywall
I have always disliked drywall or gypsum board or plasterboard. They can't even figure out a name for the stuff. It turns to mush at the sight of water, it provides a balanced diet for mold, a lot of carbon is emitted while making it, and 10% of it ends up in the dump as hazardous waste from trimming and cutting it during installation. Did I mention I hate it? And now, finally, we are getting a drop-in alternative made of agricultural waste that actually stores carbon and breathes. This is a big step in building.
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Four Alternatives to Drywall
Four Alternatives to Drywall That Don't Turn to Mush
In my own office I used plywood and exposed concrete, but I should have invested in nicer-looking block.
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The Nook
'The Nook' Is a Magical, Rentable Cabin Inspired by a Love for Trees
This is lovely, but perhaps too much drywall.
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Niagara Falls Power Station Is Restored and Repurposed
Niagara Falls Power Station Is Restored and Repurposed
One hundred and twenty years old, lots of water around, and the walls (brick) are as good as new.
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Are Skittles Vegan?
Are Skittles Vegan? The Vegan's Guide to Skittles
I'm happy Gia mentions that Skittles are not exactly health food with their artificial colors and palm oil.
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Newborn Critically Endangered Tamarin Baby Has Some Serious Hair
Newborn Critically Endangered Tamarin Baby Has Some Serious Hair
We should be ashamed. Mary Jo writes: "In the late 1960s and early 1970s, as many as 30,000 cotton-top tamarins were exported to the United States for biomedical research. Now, there are believed to be only about 2,000 adults left in the wild." And only 5% of their habitat is left due to deforestation. “The cotton-top tamarin is an exquisite animal but sadly it’s one of the most endangered primate species on the planet,” said Nick Davis, the deputy curator of mammals at the Chester Zoo, in a statement.
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