When you build a home, cost control can become a major source of stress for the amateur home builder. How do you choose where to spend and where to save?
Are you looking for a perfect name for your retreat? Is it a cabin, vacation home, beach house, pool house, or other type of getaway that you are a choosing a name for? Here's a formula for picking out that perfect name—the possibilities are endless. Let's begin!
Chopping firewood is fun, and it's great exercise. If you use wood to heat your home and you're not chopping your own yet, it's high time you learned that firewood should warm you twice! Here's just about everything you need to know to get choppin'.
Nature inspired homes, modern architecture, upcycled houses and bizarrchitecture. Explore the possibilities for unusual homes and weird houses from some of the world's most creative architects.
What if every household in the world could thrive with just the amount of water they received via rainfall and no more? Growing food and herbs indoors as well? It can be done. It is being done.
Here are some helpful tips for renting a storage unit to save you time, money and make your self-storage experience as positive and hassle-free as possible.
You have skillfully peeled the tough skin of that pomelo fruit during the season, and now you are mulling over what to do with it. Should it be just tossed in the bin? Or are there other uses of that yellowish green scenty peel?
I love living off the grid. If you are thinking of making the move to an off-grid lifestyle, here are the most important things to know—plus some of my top tips to get you started.
We live off the grid, so we harvest and store our own rainwater. Here's how we set up water-storage tanks to collect enough rain to supply our home and gardens. Instructions and photos.
Warm weather means frequent snake encounters for many of us. If you live in an area with an abundance of venomous snakes, a good snake pole is essential. Here's how to build a reliable and inexpensive snake pole.
Are you looking for an alternative to plastic straws? Here are 5 eco-friendly alternatives you should know about.
Stuck in the suburbs? Want to be more self-sufficient? Are you longing to get back to a simpler time? This article will show you all the different ways you can homestead while living in a city.
My family has been successfully living off the grid for over ten years. Here's how we put nature to work to support our off-grid lifestyle, including solar lights and appliances indoors and outdoors.