Hugelmounds – Incredibly productive… after a little while!

“Late August 2015 we cleared a small area in the front yard of forsythia and lawn and set it in motion as permanent raised beds. Two growing seasons later and it’s pretty wonderful to see how well it all broke … Continue reading →

Best Places to Live with Minimal Building Codes: Small Communities in Decline

Consider investigating small rural communities with lax building codes for homesteading. Many of these communities are in slow decline and eager for new community members. Keep an eye out for properties for sale and related community information online. Many properties … Continue reading →

Ridgedale Permaculture

“A 20 minute overview of how we’re regenerating this small farm up at 59 degrees in Sweden.” This is Richard Perkin’s amazing farm. After just three years people are coming from over 45 countries to see what they’re doing. … Continue reading →

Best Places to Live with Minimal Building Codes: Iowa

Email from a reader: “Within city limits there’s some zoning but in the country there’s nothing except getting well and septic approved. Plus, we’re 35 minutes to downtown Iowa City (birthplace of the Tiny Home movement) and 30 minutes to … Continue reading →

Geothermal Greenhouse: It REALLY Worked!

“This geothermal greenhouse design worked perfectly through our negative 17 degree winter weather here in SE Idaho. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. It is affordable and it works. Two things that I love when they come together.” … Continue reading →

Best Places to Live with Minimal Building Codes: Pocahontas County, West Virginia

“Pocahontas County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,719. Its county seat is Marlinton. The county has a total area of 942 square miles (2,440 km2). … Continue reading →