As a homesteader, chances are that you want your homestead’s energy efficiency as efficient as possible so that you can save money. Saving money is always a plus when homesteading, as money is so important.
Almost everyone wants to know how to lower utility bills! After three years of living off-grid with no utility bills, we are moving into a century-old home and the previous owner was burning through thousands of litres of fuel oil each year. Regardless of the environmental impact of that, I simply can’t afford to burn […]
Perhaps you are worried about your carbon footprint, or maybe you are switching over to solar panels and need to reduce your household electricity usage first. Maybe you need to reduce that electric bill and save up some money to buy some backyard chickens! Whatever the reason you need to save electricity here are 17 […]
One of the goals to creating a sustainable homestead is getting your energy costs down because it makes it easier to move to using solar panels (because you will need a smaller system) and, you can use the extra money that would be spent on your energy bill on more gardening supplies! Why spend money […]
You can save a lot of energy using a clothesline! Exactly how much depends on your own use, but this post will help you figure it out. Clothes that are dried on a line also smell better and may have less chemicals in them because you will not be using a dryer sheet.