The heat of the summer can make baking and cooking somewhat intolerable in an off-grid homestead. We remedied this for a while by cooking over a fire pit, but this outdoor kitchen will be a much more refined (and fun!) way to keep the heat outdoors and the house cool. Watch along with part one […]
There’s an old saying that I learned in Vermont that goes “use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without”. So you’ve used it up, you’ve worn it out, now we are on to the make do stage. Sure, you could just go to the store and buy it, but if you’re like […]
As we begin to gather materials for our off grid tiny cabin and homestead, we find ourselves looking for less expensive or even free lumber to reduce our footprint on the environment and keep cash in our pocket! Here are some of our resources we use to gather free or dirt cheap building materials!
We traded in our suburban home for 16 acres to build a self-sufficient life. Learn our three biggest strategies for taking REAL ACTION towards building a homestead. See how we took the leap and began changing our mindsets by “opting out” of consumer culture in favor of a lifestyle based on building, making, and doing […]
It’s hard enough building a homestead from scratch, but what do you do when life gets too busy and your circumstances take over? Read about the ways we try to keep our home building project on track even when it gets hectic!
Want to build on your homestead but don’t know where to start? Cordwood masonry is a great way for any DIYer to build sustainably for little money using logs right from your own land! Build anything from chicken coops and sheds to saunas, garages, playhouses, and even big houses that are strong AND eco-friendly. You […]