Construction

Homesteading Construction articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

A Better Cabin, Quicker and Cheaper – Part 1

Our Portable Building Cabin Adventure Begins Dick Proenneke is a name familiar to many who have made the decision to…

4 weeks ago

Friend, Anybody Can Weld

Some of my earliest memories were of gluing paper together to make something in kindergarten. My materials then were pieces…

2 months ago

Homesteading with Pythagoras: Recycled Chicken Coop to Homestead Building

When a neighbor offered us an old outbuilding—one that was in fairly good repair but that he’d no longer wanted—Pythagoras,…

3 months ago

You Can Afford Your Homestead Dream… But You May Not Recognize it at First.

Do you dream of one day owning a homestead of your own, a place where you can raise animals and…

4 months ago

Tiny Houses, Big Potential

What is your ideal house-size? Is it 1,000 square-feet? 2,000 square feet or more? Right now across the country, many…

5 months ago

Too Close for Comfort: One Woman’s Misadventures in Pasture Creation

I reflected it was an odd way to spend a morning. Crammed in a bulldozer cab, my bottom perched on…

5 months ago

Throwing in the Towel: How to Move to the Country Fast and Cheap

"For I, methinks, till I grow old, As fair before me shall behold, As I do now, the Cabin small,…

6 months ago

Nothing Simplifies Rural Life Like Fencing

Excerpted from Neil's latest book LandBook - An owner's manual for rural land (second edition) ~~~~~~~~ Some people swear by meditation;…

7 months ago

Home Winterization Anyone Can Tackle

There's something romantic or heartwarming about seeing a home in a clearing in the woods or down a lane with…

10 months ago

The Missouri Journal

Like a lot of people who approach middle age, I started to wish for a simpler life based on the…

1 year ago

What to Do When Your Well Gets Sick

Imagine that you are outside working in your garden.  You have been out since 6:30 a.m., and now that cool…

1 year ago

Traditional Homestead Construction

Preface This article is inspired by the craftsmanship and elegance of early American homebuilding. Further, it endeavors to be a…

1 year ago