Buying your first piece of property or a house is exciting, but it’s not only about finding it! Have you really checked the fine print that comes with it?
Are you dreaming about having a nice home on a lake in the woods? Make sure you ask yourself the right questions and tick all the boxes before you commit.
How, without a plan, our move to our retirement home in the mountains would not have been possible.
After you have done your tests for adobe mixture, reviewed them and decided which ratio of sand to clay to use, you're ready to apply them to your wall.
In this short video, we really try to remove adobe patches from a wall and damage them. You want to know if they are going to be easily damaged by a falling cupboard or by water bring spilled on them.
In this natural building video, I cover basic tests for rendering. It is important to do many tests before applying an earthen finish for walls.
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.
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