How we build on a budget in the Alaskan bush.
How ugly is this? Wait until you see the “After” photo! See how we transformed this scary stairwell in just one weekend. Now it’s a country looking staircase, with wood features! Patching and painting stairwells is always an awful job, mostly because of the wall height. We were determined we were only doing this job […]
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 […]