The Owner Built Home and Homestead: Stone Masonry

The first of a homesteading series by Ken Kern, author of The Owner-Built Home and The Owner-Built Homestead. Kern shares information on low-cost, simple and natural construction materials and techniques in home building.

Stone masonry wall
Next to plain dirt, stone (or rock) is the least exploited of all materials for building construction. And like earth—which has been used for centuries in building walls, floors and roofs—rock is most readily available at little or no money cost.