Green Building Materials for Sustainable Housing

homestead green building materials

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

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

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

An Affordable Home For Your Homestead

I was recently doing some research for my next Blog post and came across an article about these great Tiny Homes for retirees.  In my infinite curiosity I decided to take a look at what this was all about and what they were promoting. They were all great Tiny Homes, … Read More

Is Solar Right for You?

I am sure that the thought of installing solar is about as thrilling as mowing your lawn or remodeling your bathroom. But, like adding a new shower stall or cabinets, solar can be a home improvement that has its advantages- by paying for itself and then some! Here is the … Read More