Planning to build a home is a huge process. Not hiring a contractor, actually building with your own two hands. We are not only building a house, but we are building a natural home, out of our own materials that we collect from our own land. The whole process of deciding and designing our cordwood […]
Join us as we embark on the journey of home builiding! This spring we break ground for our very own cordwood home. This post is the first of many in the planning process, and soon to follow, the build. We plan to gather as many natural materials as possible to build our home, keeping it […]
The method of building with earthbags offers an incredibly strong, safe and ecologically sound way to build structures in a vast array of sizes and shapes with the potential to last many times longer than typical construction methods. Earthbag construction has a lot to offer anyone who wants to put up very strong walls with […]
Got mud, sand, straw, and some fire bricks? Drooling over wood-fired oven pizzas? Building a wood fired earth oven is easier than you think! See how you can do it in a short time with readily available materials! This simple earth oven can give over 12 hours of cooking, and it bakes delicious pizzas, breads, […]
Builders often plan a structure, then list what supplies they need, and head to the lumber yard to purchase them. But what if we approached building from a different perspective – one in which we assess the resources at hand, and then build accordingly?
Dirt under the fingernails, robins in the yard – spring is surely on its way! On our homestead, we’ve been planning, dreaming, and most importantly GROWING! From fruit trees and seedlings to our future home, see what’s taking root.