Welcome to Homesteading How To!  

I’m Watt –  a husband, part-time blogger, and homesteader.

A few years back, my wife and I had a dream: to escape the rat-race of living in the suburbs outside of Tampa, Florida.

So we purchased a few acres of land in a remote corner of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau with the crazy idea of creating our own rural paradise.

Since then, we’ve been busy converting that land into our homestead. We’ve done much of the work ourselves while incurring as little debt as possible in the process. We were finally able to relocate full-time to Tennessee in January 2018.

I created this website to share our personal homesteading journey and help others who have the same dream of living a simpler, more self-sufficient life.

By sharing our experiences along with practical resources and industry-expert guest posts, I hope to make Homesteading How To your go-to resource for your own homesteading and self-sufficiency projects.

A Word About the Homestead How To Store

While building our homestead, we quickly discovered that quality products uniquely suited for the budget-conscious, do-it-yourself homesteader are difficult to find from reputable sources. So, as we found products that worked well for us — starting with the Pex Plumbing Kit and an AUX Mini Split — I worked to make them available to our readers.

I’m now a proud Authorized Dealer for a number of products that are well-suited to a variety of homesteading, tiny house, and small-business applications.

By purchasing from me, you can be assured of receiving brand new merchandise with viable, factory-issued warranties. I proudly stand behind every product and company I represent.

What’s more, I am happy to offer technical consultations and trouble-shooting support to my customers. This is to ensure that you purchase the correct products for your needs and get them properly installed.

A Word About My Associated Website

Since the demand for the products I represent extends well beyond the realm of homesteading, I have established a second, product-oriented website: affordableminisplits.com

The products offered on AffordableMiniSplits.com are the same as offered on this site and include not only mini split heating and cooling units but also pex plumbing supplies and kits, tankless water heaters, and LED lighting.

I invite you to explore AffordableMiniSplits.com if you wish to review more in-depth technical information about the products than is provided on this site where homesteading content is the focus.

Join Our Community

After researching many options, my wife and I chose to convert a portable building into the living space for our homestead. We soon discovered there are a lot of people interested in this unique approach to creating affordable housing for themselves.

shed to house conversion

In an effort to share information as well as find support and inspiration for this journey, I created and monitor the Facebook group Shed to House Conversions: A to Z

This is a large, active, friendly group of like-minded individuals who share their stories, their photos, their trials, and their triumphs. I invite you to click on the link above and request to join us.

The Goal of Homesteading How To

This website is continually evolving as our homestead and homesteading knowledge grows. Ultimately I hope Homesteading How To will serve as a trusted resource for practical knowledge and a source of inspiration for those interested in homesteading, self-sufficiency, and a simpler way of life.

If you have a personal homesteading story or related expertise to share, please consider writing for us.

And if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for this site, please feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Homesteading!