Shipping Container Homes Guide for 2022

Some people finds themselves looking at shipping container homes options to get their home buying cost lowered. Still others see it as a first step to living off-grid. In our shipping container homes guide, we’ll walk you through your options…

The Modern A-Frame Is A Photographic Delight

the modern a frame book review

We’re big fans of A-Frame houses. Our cabin porn addiction is no secret. In fact, we wrote a guide to finding kits to build your own A-Frame. It’s a surprisingly easy way to build your own home. Ben Rahn and…

Stalking The Wild Asparagus

stalking the wild asparagus

Euell Gibbons was an American pioneer, he held one lifetime passion – the gathering and consumption of wild foods. In 1962, he took his passion to a publisher, the David MaKay Company, and presented it in book form. They took…

The Beewise BeeHome For Smart Beekeeping

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We love fresh honey. In fact, we think everyone ought to keep bees so that they can have the freshest and tastiest honey ever and they should do this so that they’re being as kind as possible to the bees.…

The Modern House Bus: Mobile Tiny House Inspirations

modern house bus

The tiny house movement is in full flow now and we don’t think that there’s anyone who hasn’t considered downsizing their life, reducing their costs and living with only what they need. However, if you’re going to make your life…

Zen and the Art of Norwegian Wood

norwegian wood

If you’ve arrived expecting a review of Norwegian Wood , the 1987 novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, we regret to inform you that this is a review of an altogether different classic with the same title from Scandanavia. (We are, however, huge…

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

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Carla Emery’s landmark work the Encyclopedia of Country Living began life in the 1960s when she laid out her blueprint for a more sustainable and enjoyable life. Incredibly, the work has been so popular that it has been updated many…

Our Very Public Cabin Porn Addiction

Cabin Porn Addiction

Cabin porn is not some kind of freaky, fringe thing. Everyone, at some point in their lives, has dreamed of living in a cabin in the woods, haven’t they? There’s something truly romantic about getting back to nature and taking…

First Lessons in Beekeeping | Book Review

lessons in beekeeping

The first lessons in beekeeping are that everyone should keep bees! Everyone! Seriously, not only are bees amazing for your garden and the planet because they fertilize plants and ensure that we can all live well on the earth, but…

Mini Farming Is Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

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Have you heard of Mini Farming? Would you like to find another $10,000 a year in your bank account? Would you like it to get there in an ethical and environmentally sustainable fashion? Well, Brett Markham argues that if you…