We’ve arrived in Nova Scotia and now the work begins to gain access and clear the homestead site. We detail just how we go about creating a brand new homestead from scratch.
It can be a daunting task to build a road into your new homestead or build an access trail to a woodlot. I provide lots of information on the many considerations one needs to think about when laying out and building an access road.
Over our homesteading career, we’ve designed and built both of our homes. We’ve learned a lot from the experience. We’d like to share some of the lessons we’ve learned to make it easier for you to plan that perfect homestead dwelling.
After 37 years of living an off-grid homesteading lifestyle, we share some of the insights and experiences we’ve learned so that you too, can successfully live a self-reliant life.
An alternative to the outdoor outhouse and composting toilets is the urine diverting toilet setup. In this post, I discuss, how we avoid hoofing to an outhouse at -40F by having an indoor version of an outhouse.
I had a question from a fellow homesteader about outhouses. We used an outhouse for 20 years in Maine and I’ve used them in remote exploration camps too. In this post, I talk about the construction and proper use of the outdoor outhouse.