building a cabin





5/2/2016
When we built our current home in 1992, there were very few rules and codes that could damage or destroy our dream of doing most of the work in building our cabin ourselves. Times like that are rapidly disappearing and those who build now must endure permits, inspections, delays and forced compliance. The dream of building your own home could be more complicated than just knowing construction techniques nowadays. Read our story.
12/24/2015
By sawing his own lumber from fallen trees, Billy Reeder not only built his cabin debt-free on family land, he also built a new life — a deliberate life. A good life.
12/3/2015
This young couple moved from the city to start a homestead, and they decided to build an off-grid cabin using reclaimed materials to keep warm their first winter.
5/6/2015
Steve Maxwell explains why living the bootstrap lifestyle and living with less leaves you with more in the end.
8/20/2014
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
7/3/2014
Watch this video to learn how to build tiny home for just $2,000.
3/19/2013
Steve explains why building a scale model is such a good way to design homestead structures, and how to do it.
5/11/2012
Robert Maxwell explains how to build your own limestone foundation for almost no money.
2/8/2012
A discussion of three power tools to prep your logs or timbers for building.
12/14/2011
Adzes and broad axes have been used for centuries in log cabin building. Learn a bit about what these tools do and how to use them.
6/9/2009
Share your thoughts about natural building methods including straw bale building, cordwood construction, earth building and more.




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