10 Fruits You Can Easily Grow On Your Homestead

Guest Post by Rebekah Pierce Everybody has a different goal when it comes to homesteading. Some people like the idea of being able to grow all their own food simply for the old-fashioned, idyllic nature of it all. Some people are trying to prepare for long-term self-sufficiency or guard against … Read More

Life Cycle Gardening – Which Plants And Flowers Are Edible?

Have you ever wondered whether your garden vegetables are edible at various stages of their growing cycle? For example, if your broccoli bolts, can you eat those pretty yellow flowers? Since I was curious, I started doing some research on the matter. That’s how I discovered Life Cycle Gardening. What … Read More

Eccotemp iE-18 Electric Tankless Water Heater

Product Description Eccotemp iE18, 18Kw Electric Indoor Tankless Water Heater Ideal for a large apartment or townhome. The Eccotemp iE18 18Kw Electric Tankless Water Heater can be used for up to two applications at once, and its compact design allows for easy installation in any home. Rated at a 2.5 GPM flow … Read More

Eccotemp 45HI-LP Tankless Water Heater

Product Description This model has been redesigned to activate at a lower flow rate of .8 GPM and features updated self-diagnostics The Eccotemp 45HI-LP Indoor Liquid Propane Tankless Water Heater is the largest indoor model of the Eccotemp tankless line. Rated at an impressive 6.8 GPM and 150,000 BTU per … Read More

Hemp House Construction – Is There a Value?

I’ve recently encountered people discussing the merits of hemp house construction over conventional techniques. The question for many homesteaders is typically this: how can I build a home that’s safe, affordable, and has an insulation factor that can handle the summer heat and winter cold? Most homesteaders want something they … Read More

Tiny House Regulations Wyoming

Tiny house regulations and codes vary by city, town, or county. Casper, WY: Tiny houses on foundations are defined as “efficiency dwelling units” and require a living room of not less than 220 square feet of floor area if the living room and bedroom are joined. Separate living room and … Read More

Tiny House Regulations Wisconsin

Tiny house regulations and codes vary by city, town, or county. Madison defines tiny houses on wheels that are no more than 150 square feet as “portable shelters.” Dane County allows accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that are no more than 800 square feet. Tiny houses on foundations can be classified … Read More

Tiny House Regulations West Virginia

Tiny house regulations and codes vary by city, town, or county. Jefferson County permits accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that are a maximum of 1700 square feet. Parkersburg, West Virginia considers Tiny (Small Home) Pocket Community While tiny houses may be a solution in disasters such as flooding; tiny house regulations … Read More

Tiny House Regulations Virginia

Tiny house regulations and codes vary by city, town, or county. Staunton County allows tiny homes with a minimum of 200 square feet. Virginia Beach does not have specific ordinances for tiny houses, but will treat them like any other residential space if they meet the state building code. Tiny … Read More

Tiny House Regulations Vermont

Tiny house regulations and codes vary by city, town, or county. Burlington permits tiny houses as accessory dwelling units (ADUs) with no minimum square footage. Brattleboro, Vermont – The Brattleboro Land Use Regulations has an equal treatment of housing section that says that, “Mobile homes, modular homes and prefabricated homes are … Read More