We explain some of the design considerations we take into account when designing a new home’s floor plan. Efficient use of space is a paramount consideration and we offer our thoughts on the subject. This is part 2 of 2.
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.
When it comes to homesteading, skills are important, but attitude is everything. Here are the top 5 attitude and personality traits that will make you a successful homesteader.
Building a homestead is not for the faint of heart. If you really desire to take your self reliance up a notch, you’re going to have to put a lot of resources into food preservation and storage. A root cellar becomes your best friend. Hiring someone to build it for you? Expensive. Building your own […]
With the coming of Summer, so comes the sunshine, the warmth….and the dandelions! If you’re like us, you don’t spray chemicals on your lawn, so you have organic dandelions. Why not try your hand at making some Dandelion Wine? Making Wild Wines is a fun hobby and you can end up with all kinds of […]
Filling the woodroom – it’s one of our first chores every spring. And we have been hard at it for the last several weeks. And we love finding free firewood! We heat our 3000 square foot house almost entirely with our woodstove. We take down trees each year on our property, and we use woodlot management […]