A majority of the energy we consume goes into keeping ourselves comfortable, entertained and fed. The age of a home’s systems is directly related to how efficient they are. While a refrigerator purchased 7 years ago may still perform its functions and resemble current designs, technology improvements warrant replacing it. Using purchasing tools like Energy […]
Did you ever wondered if there are alternative building methods out there? If there is a different way, a more affordable, more creative way to build a home? Here are 12 alternative building methods you should consider.
Straw bale building is a technique used in natural building that uses, well, straw bales!
Over the past year and a half, our family of four has been building a 350 square foot Tiny House. Learn how we installed a hardwood floor (that we got at a major discount) on Homestead Honey!
Many people wishing to free themselves from debt are turning to tiny houses as a way of building without a mortgage. But how much does it REALLY cost to build a tiny house? Here I share real figures from two building projects – both under 350 square feet. The cost might surprise you!
As our family builds a 350 square foot off-grid home, we have to make many decisions about building materials. Out of the many ways to insulate one’s home, we decided to go with a green material, blown cellulose. Get an inside view of the process!