The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

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Strawbale Housing

Straw is a waste material that can be used for building houses. Bales of straw are treated and arranged to form walls. Straw bales can be a highly efficient building material. Brief Applause: Straw Bale House Here is a tweet about a video on strawbale construction: “ healthy living * Houses of straw – the rediscovery of…

Building with Laterite

Laterite is a beatiful gold-and-red coloured stone, with a wonderful earthy tone, that was very commonly used as a building material in Kerala, India, as well as other parts of South Asia. It can be left exposed without plastering. Laterite will always be sort of rough-hewn, because it is an agglomerate, unlike granite which is…

The latest craze is ‘virtual real estate’

Now that the real estate market is in the slumps, certain property gurus in South Africa have started offering webinars in flipping 'virtual' real estate. Now, that is just another way of saying 'web sites'. Internet real estate is a virtual commodity that can be bought and sold in much the same manner as property…