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500 square feet

500 square feet, for some, that’s a decent walk in closet, but not for this couple, Robert Cole and his partner Kelly Casthena, they live there with their black lab, happy as clams. They would have to be, living in … Continued

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Livin’ large by goin’ small

I am fascinated by the tiny home or tiny house movement, I have lived in fairly small spaces for a number of years, first living in a single wide, 14×70 mobile home, that started me on my journey to living … Continued

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Living in a shed? Why not?

Food, water and shelter are 3 of the main requirements to live, today we will talk about shelter, your home. Many of us don’t have the finances to buy a house outright, personally I wouldn’t recommend getting a mortgage for … Continued

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Waste oil heaters

Winter is here, all the way down here in far west Texas, tonight it will get down into the low 20s(F), definitely wood stove fire weather, along with some good warm gear to wear and sleep in. Thermal underwear is … Continued

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Buying your own land

Buying land, it’s something you will be doing if you want to homestead or go off grid on your own. Personally I wouldn’t want to “go in” with other people, there are just to many potential issues with sharing property. … Continued

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LED technology and DIY

Off gridders have been around for a long time, but it’s just been recently that technology has been available to make living off grid as cushy as any grid connected home, not only available but affordable as well. One thing … Continued

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Fermented foods

  Earlier today, after church, I was getting ready to lay down to take a nap, the radio was playing softly in the background, I typically don’t care for what is played on the only local radio station we can … Continued

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Building up

This young family lives in Portland Oregon on a half lot, their home is very small by most standards, preferring to build UP instead of spreading around. They took a 407 square foot-print, made it 3 levels, they combine some … Continued