Green Building Materials for Sustainable Housing

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Guest Post by Karlyn McKell If you want to live a sustainable lifestyle, your home is a great place to start. Using natural or recycled materials during the construction reduces waste during the building process and reduces or eliminates energy consumption once you move in.  While some of these materials, … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Solar Panels

Guest Post by Agostina Chemello If you’re looking for a better and less expensive way to power your house, you should go solar. Residential solar panels transform sunlight into electricity for your home. Solar panels can help you reduce your electric bill or even eliminate it. Solar panels do require … Read More

How To Grow Mushrooms At Home

Like many rural homesteaders, I have become interested in growing mushrooms at home. Mushrooms can be used for consumption at your own dinner table, for medicinal purposes, or grown commercially to sell to local restaurants or at farmer’s markets. Growing and harvesting your own mushrooms takes some effort, but the … Read More

Tiny House Regulations Update For 2020

There’s plenty of good news in the tiny house world as we head into a new decade. Many states and local governments have adopted supportive Tiny House Regulations in the past few years, and the positive forward momentum shows no signs of slowing. As the popularity of tiny houses grows, … Read More

PEX Plumbing Kit Review- My Personal Experience

When we were planning our Shed to House Conversion, I decided that we would use PEX plumbing over conventional PVC both for ease of use and affordability. I was fortunate enough to come across a PEX Plumbing Kit that included absolutely everything I needed for the job. I’m writing this … Read More

Tiny House Building Code Myths

In the Tiny House and Shed to House Conversion world, I continue to see the same question daily about tiny house building codes: Can I legally put a Tiny House or Shed House on my property? Unfortunately the only accurate answer is Maybe. State and local codes vary drastically, so … Read More

Roswell, New Mexico Tiny House Ordinance

Dec. 12th, 2019- The city of Roswell, New Mexico has defined and have amended zoning to allow tiny homes. Tiny homes on a foundation will be required to be constructed according to 14.73.28 Appendix Q (Tiny Houses) NMAC(New Mexico Administrative Code ). Residential Mobile Home/Tiny Home Subdivisions Districts will allowed … Read More

5 Irresistible Reasons to Go Solar!

Guest Post by John P. Basta The growth of solar power is explosive, and it’s partly a result of the falling cost of solar panels. Even though it’s becoming quite affordable, this is not the only reason why an increasing number of people are going for this option. There are … Read More

An Update On Our Homestead Progress

Some followers have  been wondering where we have been and what has happened to our blog posts. While I wanted to start writing some serious blog posts about homesteading, life around our own property has been keeping us a little too busy.  But I knew it was time to share a … Read More