Sally’s kids have been begging her to build them a play house out back, just like the one little Tilly’s dad built for her. But Sally has never built anything more than assembling some shelves from the store. She realizes she is in way over her head, and has no idea how to go about […]
Many of our kitchens these days depend on the grid. But what if the grid went down tomorrow? Would your kitchen be able to handle the consumption needs of your family? Think about basic tasks such as preserving and preparing. Do you already have everything on this list, or is there something you’re missing? What […]
After 37 years of living an off-grid homesteading lifestyle, we share some of the insights and experiences we’ve learned so that you too, can successfully live a self-reliant life.
An alternative to the outdoor outhouse and composting toilets is the urine diverting toilet setup. In this post, I discuss, how we avoid hoofing to an outhouse at -40F by having an indoor version of an outhouse.
I had a question from a fellow homesteader about outhouses. We used an outhouse for 20 years in Maine and I’ve used them in remote exploration camps too. In this post, I talk about the construction and proper use of the outdoor outhouse.
For someone just starting out with an existing property or for those who are still contemplating an off-grid homesteading lifestyle, the transition can seem daunting. How do I get started and what do I tackle first? After 37 years living an off-grid, homesteading life, we share our thoughts in a 2 part post. This is […]