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This amazing Shipping Container home was built by Joseph Dupuis, 29, who does renewable energy research at Algonquin College in Ottawa. He claims its super energy efficient and says it cost less than $20k to make!! He claims it is so energy efficient that his highest bill right now is his cell phone! How nice
Great DIY project: How to build a hunting a survival bow with PVC.
We have been asked through several emails to provide a cheap viable option for a bug out vehicle, something that could handle all your homestead needs, and something that could be done for cheap! Well here is the introduction to Marge! She will be the ultimate homesteader truck for under $5000.
With Spring right around the corner, Im looking for cool designs in creating a pizza oven! Here is a very simple and nice design for one!
Here is a unique way to use old plates you might find at yard sales. Mounting old plates above the headboard makes for a unique display!
I have always been interested in learning the art of curing. I am also all about getting right to the point. This following article was extremely helpful. It had all the needed info and none of the fluff. Hope you enjoy: http://www.countryfarm-lifestyles.com/curing-ham.html
I have always wanted to make my own butter. I even scored an antique butter churn from a local antique store for $10. I just never had the heart to use it. Then I found this great article using Lehmans butter churn. Find the great article here: http://adventures-in-country-living.blogspot.com/2012/04/churning-butter-with-lehmans-best.html
I have been looking at hundreds of different root cellar projects online trying to decide which route I plan on going. This will be a project I plan on tackling next spring. This is by far my favorite root cellar build that I have found: http://robertchristine.blogspot.com/2010/02/root-cellar.html
I have looked all over the internet and found thousands of orange peel cleaner recipes. This article is one that I consider one of the best! Enjoy a fresher smelling house with these great recipes: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/06/homemade-orange-peel-white-vinegar-coop.html
We see these pallet projects around the internet often. I was looking for something a little different. I wanted tasteful projects that would fit a homestead environment and they had to be simple! I see projects sometimes that seem to be super complicated and require complete disassemble of the pallet. Here are a few that