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 […]
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…