Construction

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

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

Pros & Cons of Living in an Alternative Home: Steel Quonset

There’s something special about building your own home, whether you build it traditionally or not. And, there are some major…

4 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,…

5 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…

7 months ago

You Can Afford Your Homestead Dream..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…

8 months ago

Preparing the Homestead for Winter, Part One: The Buildings

Winter is a lot like death and taxes… it’s one of the few constants in life.  Here on our property in…

9 months ago

Secrets to Turning a Rent-to-Own Storage Building into a House, Part One

In ten years on my homestead, I have built many buildings from scratch, including living spaces, some better than others.…

9 months ago

Got Shelter in the Bag? Earthbag Homes on the Homestead

So, you’ve finally found the perfect land to homestead.  It’s got everything: water, a lovely stand of trees, friendly neighbors,…

10 months ago

For Sale By Owner: Needs a Little Work

The old house crouched in the weeds, summoning as much dignity as it could, missing parts of its roof, some…

10 months ago

So, You Want to Live Off Grid, Eh?

Today's hottest trend is off-grid living; unplug, disconnect, and get back to your pioneer roots.  Bookstores are full of books…

1 year ago