Underground Earthbag Building — Framing the Floor

“With the roof on the Musart studio, we can safely work inside the building without the rain ruining our work. The gals patch up the bag rips in the basement while the guys start working on the floor frame!” … Continue reading →

Off Grid Living: The Importance of A Homestead Pantry

“Off Grider’s, preppers and doomsday people, a PANTRY on any homestead is a key essential part of the success of your independent and sufficient lifestyle. However mistakes can be made that make the pantry more costly then it really needs … Continue reading →

Concealed Underfloor Cool Pantry

Maybe it’s all the freakish hurricanes, tornadoes and floods that have been occurring that got me thinking about how to increase storage space for emergency supplies. There have been countless cases of hard times in the past; times of plenty … Continue reading →

Cool Pantry is Complete!

It’s a thrill to announce the completion of our earthbag cool pantry. As you can read in previous posts, this structure is designed to keep food cool without electricity. It’s a simple design that anyone can build on the side … Continue reading →

Cool Pantry Update

We’re making good progress on our cool pantry – a shed roof addition behind our kitchen. A cool pantry keeps food cool without electricity (although we’re going to use ours as a storage room). It was built during this year’s … Continue reading →

Mesh Bags Versus Poly Bags: Differences in Working Properties

I finally had a chance to build with mesh bags. Previously I had made some test bags, but this week we included a whole course of mesh bags in our current Cool Pantry project. More photos coming soon. In this … Continue reading →