Do you want to start a homestead but don’t know how to make it work with your income? My husband is a full-time teacher and I only teach part time, but we still save HALF of our income each month for the sole purpose of building our homestead with our own hands. Check out this […]
Lots of people get into homesteading for the opportunity build a sustainable home of their own. If you are thinking about building your own house, it isn’t impossible! But if you’re thinking it’s going to look like all of the magical things you see on Pinterest, think again. Here, we discuss the realities of being […]
Cordwood masonry is a tried-and-true green building technique that is cost-effective and practical for many homesteaders. If you want to build a chicken coop, shed, playhouse, garage, or even a house out of cordwood masonry, there are some steps to take to prepare your cedar trees that will make the job a lot quicker and […]
The old homesteaders knew what types of wood to use for which projects; fences, furniture, fires. Find out more…
This farming thing isn’t always glamorous. As I’ve mentioned before, our focus right now is on fixing and setting up the barn, so that we can bring our chickens and geese with us when we move in April or May. Tent living is fine with us, but these animals need a good shelter.
We purchased and moved to five acres of land in Idaho in September of 2015 and needed to do something to protect ourselves for our first winter. Instead of running down to Home Depot to buy the materials necessary to building a cabin, we got creative and were able to build our cabin for just […]