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by Nicole Wines

This week’s D.I.Y. Fridays post is a resource post. We are sharing three awesome, short videos about D.I.Y. lifestyle. These are just for a little inspiration, to show you the amazing things you can do with your own hands, and a little time and dedication. D.I.Y. can be life changing!

When it comes to learning how to do something, the internet is amazing. You can find quality D.I.Y. tutorial videos that help illustrate the steps to do pretty much anything with a simple search on any free video site or search engine. Some sites, like Vimeo, even have their own D.I.Y. and educational channels. Feel free to post links to more videos that inspire you in the comments section of this post!

50 Machines for a DIY Civilization – An Open Source Ecology
A short clip highlighting a company that is making open source plans for simple and necessary industrial machines that people can build themselves. Why pay for something made out of plastic that’s going to break if you can build it, durable, on your own! Open Source Ecology also provides over 100 instructional videos and provides links to their plans on their vimeo channel.

Made by Hand / No 3 The Beekeeper
Inspirational, urban beekeeper from New York City. She loves herself some bees!

One in a series in “a project from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill. Mirroring beekeeping’s own ascendance, she found more than just a living: “This is the first time in my life when I’ve just felt absolutely on the right path.””

“Shelter is more than a roof over your head”. Lloyd Kahn talks about and shows his hand-crafted home, and what a D.I.Y., sustainable lifestyle means to him.

Don’t forget to share your favorite D.I.Y. videos as a comment on this post.

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