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

How To Install A Propane Wall Heater

We have a 12,000 BTU Mini Split Unit installed in our cabin, but we have experienced some spotty electric outages that make it clear we need a back-up heat source. A propane wall heater makes a good choice for anyone who needs to keep warm if the power goes off. In … Read More

How To Test For Lead On Your Homestead

Many homesteaders enjoy re-purposing vintage materials and using antiques around their property. Unfortunately there is a danger that many older items can be contaminated with lead, which was once a commonly used material. Thankfully there’s an easy, inexpensive way for anyone to test for lead that works great. We know, … Read More