Small Kitchen Cooking Video Series

This is an overview of the general goals and what to expect in a new Tiny House Cooking series of videos. Ariel has quite a few interesting videos that show every aspect of living in a small house including storage, … Continue reading →

Is Colorado Too Cold for Homesteading? Search for Warm Microclimates

A reader left a comment the other day about how they love Colorado but said it’s too cold to live there. That comment was the inspiration for this blog post, which is about finding relatively warm areas in a cold … Continue reading →

The Natural Farmer – Healing Damaged Land

Our Natural Building Blog covers various topics including ways to restore degraded land for growing food and homesteading. The Natural Farmer shares a good story about Peter Ash of Embracing the World who helped restore some highly contaminated land in … Continue reading →

Small, Simple, Slow and Steady

Many people are seeking a quick fix, ‘silver bullet’ solution to their housing situation and life in general. Just look at all the people who buy lottery tickets or go on crash diets for instance. In my experience things in … Continue reading →

Forest Garden Shelterbelts: Investment Strategy for Restoring Degraded Land

Tree shelterbelts are commonly grown throughout the world for windbreaks, privacy, livestock protection, soil management, wildlife conservation, etc. What is not so common is growing food producing shelterbelts for investment purposes. … Continue reading →

From Grasslands to Permaculture Food Forest Paradise in Noosa Australia

“In this video Ian walks through Noosa Forest Retreat on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia, showing various stages in establishing a food forest.” … Continue reading →