It is quite common for us to get questions about just what cordwood masonry is. While it is a centuries-old building method, it is not widely known compared to standard construction techniques. Many people wonder just what it is, how you actually construct it, and whether it’s just going to rot or not. That’s fair!
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.
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.
We moved into our off grid cordwood house towards the end of December. What was surprising? What was different from being in a “normal” house? We discuss all the details in this post.
Want a beautiful clawfoot bathtub but don’t want to pay thousands of dollars for one? We’ll show you how to find and refinish an old cast iron clawfoot tub for a tenth of the price!
The prospect of moving off the grid and running a home on solar power is often exciting and intriguing, but what is the reality? How well does a solar powered home really work in the dark winter months?
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.
You dream of owning your own land, building a home, and growing your own food, but it takes money to get there. What are the best ways to finance the homestead of your dreams? How can you find land to get started?
How much solar power do you need to go off grid? Making the leap to off-grid living can be daunting, and calculating your energy needs can be confusing. Take a look at what you need to consider before making the move to off grid solar.
Curious about solar? Wondering how you can make more sustainable choices or maybe even go off the grid? This comprehensive quick-start guide will help you get started.