The fine art of reusing: keep your old stuff out of the landfill. Don't it throw out. Up-cycle. Repurpose and refurbish to coordinate your decor. Recover furniture using what you have on hand. This is a guide for DIY home decor with step-by-step instructions.
Building new water sources costs billions of dollars that most governments don't have, but reusing waste water can help relieve that need. This article covers home greywater and blackwater systems.
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.
If you've decided to embrace the car free lifestyle, but don't know how to start, this article is for you. If you're already living without a car and finding it difficult, this article can help make it easier. Read on . . .
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.
In this article, I show you how you can make distilled water at home with nothing more than a pot and some ice.
A military wife who has moved more times than she can count provides 8 unconventional tips on how to make your move less stressful.
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.
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.
When you are ready to move, make sure you keep important contacts in the loop. Here's a handy checklist of important people to stay in touch with after you change addresses.
How I designed and constructed a fire bunker using recycled items and spending NO money. My family lives off the grid in a high fire danger area. Adapt my ideas for your own protection in fire season.
Chopping firewood is fun, it's great exercise, and if you use wood to heat your home and you're not chopping yet - well, it's high time you learned that firewood should warm you twice! Here's just about everything you need to know to get choppin'.
I bought this multi-tool as a gift for someone, and my short experience with the product definitely grabbed my attention.