Near Zero Cost Off-Grid Cabin Upgrades: Gas Refrigerator and Gravity Feed Water

Most people go out and buy everything new. The Boss of the Swamp (popular YouTube channel) shows how he fixed up a gas refrigerator and water tank that he salvaged from an old Shasta camper. … Continue reading →

Fast, Easy, Low Cost Soil Cement Floors

My Little Homestead has a new video series that documents each step of construction of Shea’s new earthbag bedroom. At the beginning of this particular episode they explain their favorite soil cement floor method. … Continue reading →

Earthbag/Scoria Bag Building Online Workshop

I woke up the other day with a new idea for online training to help people build their own small sustainable homes. If five or more couples/households sign up for this training program then I could guide them through the … Continue reading →

Minimalist Couple Living in a Tiny Camper Trailer That Cost Only $1,800

“Kathleen and Greg from Tiny House, Tiny Footprint decided to downsize their lives from a downtown apartment in Denver, Colorado to a 140 square foot camper trailer / mobile home. For the first year of their tiny house experiment, the … Continue reading →

Dirt Cheap Housing: Escape the Matrix

Richard’s and Maggi’s blog post the other day about rice hull houses could become one of our most popular articles. It reminds me of a simple strawbale house that someone built 20 years ago to “get through university”. It worked … Continue reading →