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.
There are many things big and small that you can do around your home to save on energy bills. Some of them are DIY improvements and some are a change in habits. What is listed here are five of the less common ideas that will save you money on your energy bill.
Once you know how much waste comes from your home, you can begin to arrange tanks together to construct the bio-digester septic tank.
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.
If you are staying at home because of the coronavirus quarantine (or some other reason) and are looking for things to do, then this list is for you. You'll find over 200 ideas for things to do when you are stuck inside and can't leave your house.
Stuck at home during quarantine? Here are ten things to do to pass the time productively and exercise self-improvement while you’re indoors.
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'.
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.
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.
Flowers are perfect for special occasions. Those lovely bouquets won't last forever, but these are great tips to keep them lasting longer—so you can enjoy them for at least a week or so.
Did you know that using your air conditioner contributes to global warming? It also contributes quite a bit to your electric bill. Fortunately, there are ways to go through a hot summer without using it, even in the southwest United States.
Sharp tools make life easier because less effort is required to work with them. This guide shows you the correct way to sharpen a garden spade, hoe and other garden tools with an angle grinder
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.
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.
A bio-digester is a mechanical toilet that can convert waste from the home into exclusive outputs, such as biogas and water for home use. This article will take an extensive look at how they work, what their potential features and advantages are, and whether or not they might be a good fit for you.
Unlike other states like Louisiana or Missouri, California has rather strict land rules and regulations, which aids in determining the legality of the shipping container homes. This is why this article will take you through all you need to know about the legal side of California container homes.