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Examples of how people are harvesting rain.
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Best Rain Barrel Options and Alternatives

By |2017-04-06T17:26:07+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Design, for the garden, not a rain barrel, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

Before we dive right into all the options for rain barrels and their alternatives, it's worth asking a couple questions, like Climate wha? Whether you know for sure climate change is a thing or not, extreme weather patterns seem to be getting more severe. Even if that isn’t happening, more human development means more stormwater [...]

Rainwater Harvesting on the Front Porch

By |2017-03-16T19:07:15+00:00March 12th, 2017|Creative, Design, how-to, rain harvesting examples, sustainable design|

This is not a rain barrel. It's not just a comfortable bench, either. It is part of a new breed of low maintenance landscape design elements with the specific intent of taking care of the landscape surrounding it, so you can sit back and enjoy it more. So go ahead, take a [...]

Tossed in jail for that third rain barrel?

By |2017-02-16T15:15:55+00:00February 16th, 2017|for the garden, how-to, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

Hey, Way to go, Colorado! First, I have to say that I'm sure there are those with the best of intentions behind the water laws of the west, and that probably even more good intentions went into the "legalizing of rain barrels" in Colorado. Well, sort of. I don't get political, and I'm not trying [...]

Mom’s Solar Studio

By |2017-02-16T15:16:34+00:00January 30th, 2016|design ideas, how-to, rain harvesting examples, sustainable design|

The Passive/ Active Solar Heated Tiny House Studio Welcome to our latest experiment!  A little building with an even littler carbon footprint. The goals were to use almost all reclaimed material and heat this small space with nothing but the sun, even on cloudy days or at night. How is that possible? Store the sun's heating [...]

Rainwater Calculator

By |2017-02-19T13:49:17+00:00January 23rd, 2016|design ideas, how-to, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

All these products are great, and you know you want to catch rain. But how much do you need? And how much can you even catch? Use this handy dandy calculator to find out, based on your exact roof and local rainfall. Read on, and prepare to become a rainwater calculating expert... Step 1: Find your [...]

300 gallon Cedar Rain Bench DIY

By |2017-02-24T15:02:30+00:00April 18th, 2015|design ideas, for the garden, how-to, not a rain barrel, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

When you realize 55 gallons of water is not nearly enough... It's time to set a new standard in rainwater storage. It's time to save water like you've never done before. 300 gallons of rainwater collection. One beautiful cedar bench. All.  In.  One. Does it cost a small fortune? Not with this handy dandy little DIY kit. [...]

Rainwater to Drinking Water

By |2017-08-08T01:27:36+00:00April 16th, 2015|Design, design ideas, how-to, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

standing in the rain with your mouth open is one way to drink rainwater.  Catching and filtering  it is another... ...first a disclaimer: I am no licensed plumber. He ran for the hills when we tried to hire him, so this is what I figured out on my own. I am not saying this is the [...]

retrofit: Rain Collecting Cap

By |2016-12-12T06:29:44+00:00March 25th, 2015|design ideas, how-to, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

Here is just one way to modify your existing rain bench to make the cap itself collect rainwater and put it inside your bench....  RainBench Retrofit: Collect water that falls on your rain bench, too. *This retrofit is for standard 65 gallon Rain Bench made with 1 DIY kit, 1 sheet of plywood and some 2x2s… [...]

Limited Time, Rebates = Free Rain Benches

By |2017-04-04T14:11:24+00:00December 14th, 2014|design ideas, rain harvesting examples, sustainable design|

Finally.  You can get that bench, or outdoor bar, or garden shed, or all 3.   Ok, not for free but it might just be TOTALLY paid for with rebates... There are a growing number of incentives and rebates now available due to 'Pilot An outdoor kitchen built with Rain Bench kits Programs' that were [...]

Permeable Paving

By |2016-12-12T06:29:45+00:00February 22nd, 2013|design ideas, how-to, rain harvesting examples, sustainable design|

make it permeable. That's right.  Allowing rainwater to go down into the ground is the most natural, permaculture-esque form of rainwater harvesting.  And you don't have to have a rain garden to do it. a permeable patio A simple change in basic materials, at no extra cost, can make your patio permeable.  The one pictured [...]

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