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4/8/2011
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
7/25/2011
Renovating a heritage log cabin DIY style isn't easy, but with some thought and attention to detail, it can be done - and cheaper than you might think.
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.
9/22/2014
The first killing frosts of the season change the garden-scape.
10/19/2010
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
6/18/2013
Noting the “firsts” and “lasts” occurring on the homestead at early summer.
10/17/2012
Our new log cabin roof is almost complete.
11/14/2013
Cabin Fever: noun, ‘Boredom, restlessness, or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region or a confined indoor area‘.
3/22/2011
Restoring a heritage log cabin is not something to embark on on a whim, but it can be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do.
6/9/2009
Share your thoughts about natural building methods including straw bale building, cordwood construction, earth building and more.
4/22/2013
Sheepskin rug keeps a childhood story alive.
10/21/2013
Regular tasks that keep our cabin comfortable and welcoming.
9/20/2013
Tightening up our log cabin with a mortar mix.
12/9/2011
The importance of a good pickup truck for the modern homesteader.
3/19/2013
Steve explains why building a scale model is such a good way to design homestead structures, and how to do it.
7/3/2014
Watch this video to learn how to build tiny home for just $2,000.
12/31/2013
Using snowshoes to keep our paths and trails open as the snow piles up.
8/12/2014
Finding the right balance between obligations can be a challenge.
2/7/2012
How we avoid cabin fever by doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
3/8/2013
Noting the time and marking its passing, keeping us in the present.
1/7/2009
Jack gets a wallop of motivation for a fully enclosed cabin, and looks ahead to a future with inquisitive grandchildren.
5/22/2011
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
5/11/2012
Robert Maxwell explains how to build your own limestone foundation for almost no money.
6/25/2010
Weekly user photo of a simple solar homestead. Don't forget to submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website. Maybe one of your favorite moments will pop up on the homepage for all the world to see!
11/14/2012
again, rushing to beat the weather as we close in our finishing our hand-built cabin
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
3/15/2011
A California architect gives a 1920s cabin more space and better views--without disturbing the riparian area it sits on.
8/29/2012
Michael Johnathon is a folksinger, songwriter, author and playwright. He also created and hosts the weekly national broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, heard on over 509 public radio stations, American Forces Radio network in 173 nations. In this blog, Michael muses on discovering the joys of folk music and songwriting.
2/8/2012
A discussion of three power tools to prep your logs or timbers for building.
8/20/2014
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
7/14/2011
Victoria Gazely considers her revitalized 650-square-foot homesteader’s cabin on 7 acres of fertile earth--purchased for $150--a blessing. “I absolutely love living here,” she says.
12/12/2012
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
6/7/2011
Swamp Hut is a complex of four 8-by-12-foot huts surrounding a deck with a fireplace. This an off-the-grid, light-on-the-land summer getaway could easily be replicated in your favorite vacation spot.
9/26/2012
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
1/10/2013
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
1/26/2013
Making the most of a winter walk to home.


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