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.
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?
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.
Having a garden is a great step towards self-sufficiency. For beginners, it’s important to take time to learn and practice your gardening skills. Check out this huge list of resources for beginning gardeners (and brown thumbs like me who need to up their gardening game).
It’s been a little while since I’ve given a full homestead building update. It’s slow-going during the winter when we’re both teaching during the day, so what have we been able to accomplish?
I’ve fielded a lot of questions in various Facebook groups over the past several weeks about common myths and misconceptions about cordwood masonry. In this post, I hope to address some of the most common concerns people had and provide helpful information for all of you curious cordwood enthusiasts out there.
Take a look at everything we’ve completed in the last month and a half of building our cordwood homestead! From laying logs to mixing mortar and making bottle ends, it’s all getting done.
The month of July brought slow but steady progress to our cordwood building project. We’ll give you the recap of everything that happened and what we learned in the process.
Cordwood Masonry is great for DIY builders but requires knowledge and practice to do successfully. Here we’ll provide you the valuable resources we used to get our building off the ground and show you some tricks we learned along the way.