There are several methods of housing backyard chickens. You can house them in the traditional coop and run, use a chicken tractor, or even keep them indoors. You probably won’t want to have them totally free-range unless your backyard is heavily fenced and they aren’t a flying breed. … Read the rest
What size of garden you build depends on how much space you have, and how much time and energy for maintenance. Even if you have unlimited space, you are better off starting with a small space that you can keep up with (and expanding later), than taking on … Read the rest
Plants need sun, water, air and nutrients, and where you choose to place your garden will have a big effect on all of those. While you can bring water and nutrients to the garden, you need to pick the best spot for sun and air from the start.… Read the rest
There are multiple benefits to keeping chickens in your backyard. Beyond egg and meat production, chickens produce manure for your garden and eat waste food and some garden scraps. Some methods of chicken keeping also use chickens to help reduce weed and insect problems in the garden. Finally, … Read the rest
A Rocket Mass Heater is great for homesteading & applied permaculture.
Dee Williams used to live in a 2,000-square-foot, 3-bedroom home. Then she traveled to Guatemala (to help build a schoolhouse) and when she came home her house felt too big so built herself a home that fit.
Doug and Stacy are living the pioneer lifestyle in the 21st century! Living in a beautifully constructed DIY pioneer style cabin and homesteading their land in Missouri, this adventurous couple have left behind the trappings of the modern world.
This inspiring off-grid homesteading family lives in a renovated stone earthship. They grow their own food, collect rainwater, use solar power, have composting toilets, and they have a pond that filters their grey water.
Homesteading can be so exciting at first that you can get ahead of yourself. Here are a few tips to help you save money, energy, time, and sanity.