About two years ago, we escaped city living to develop an off-grid shipping container home with little to no construction experience in rural Oregon.
Stop using harsh chemical cleaning products in your house and replace them with these natural cleaning recipes that use common household ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, borax and ammonia. Originally published as "Natural Housecleaning" in the July/August 1990 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Instead of assisted living, or managing a large home without help, cohousing creates a small neighborhood of independent individuals who all do what they are able in order to maintain a mutually beneficial and enjoyable community.
SportsArt Eco-Powr line of exercise equipment when used at a home helped you stay fit, stay healthy and power the homestead.
By Jo deVries
In 1996, I purchased a piece of bush land in Eastern Ontario, where I’d raise my son and live a simple, down-to-earth life, filled with the wonderful happenings that occur when one lives surrounded by nature and positive energy.
After spending years learning about construction and natural homes, this builder put that training into practice to construct a straw bale guest house.
An 1800s drafty farmhouse needed a cost-effective way to cut down on the three tanks of fuel oil purchased each heating season. Integrating an air-source heat pump did the trick.
Patience and presistence are the most important qualities to have when looking for your perfect property.
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