Building a house with your own hands is a remarkable feat in and of itself, but to build a house with kids is a different ballgame. We’ll show you how we managed to build our home safely while taking care of our young son.
Creating a beautiful kitchen from scratch doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. We’ll show you how we built a functional, versatile, and beautiful kitchen on the cheap with open shelving.
One of the most important things you need to determine when you want to buy a rural or off grid property is how you will get your water. Learn the basics of how we use our home’s roof for rainwater harvesting, as well as what is involved to use that water in the house.
There are many types of foundations you can use with cordwood walls, but you must take great care to choose the right one for you. Learn what you need to consider before you build the foundation for your cordwood walls, and discover how we built ours.
Anyone looking to build their own home as an owner builder needs to be well informed BEFORE building. Here are 19 awesome books available in print and Kindle editions for aspiring home owner builders.
Building a house, workshop, outbuilding, playhouse, or even a chicken coop? No matter what you’re building it doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these seven ways you may not have considered to save money on building supplies.
If you are looking to be an owner-builder for your new home AND you want to do the majority of the work yourself, we’re right there with you. Over the past three years we have gone through the entire process of designing and building our own cordwood home. There are a lot of things we’ve…
You dream of building a homestead, but you’re flat out of money. Here are some strategies to get the materials and services you need for cheap or free.
Developing the perfect homestead layout can be tricky, but taking the time to do it right will ensure many successful and fruitful years in your home. Here are our top tips we’ve gathered from actually building our own homestead to help you design your perfect space.
Off grid wastewater isn’t a subject you’ll find glamorized along with beautiful cabin photos, but it is a crucial part of planning your off grid home. What kinds of systems are available? What troubles can you encounter?