PSP Earth Sheltered Building

When it comes to building yourself a debt free home, cost is a major factor to be considered when planning the build.  The best way to reduce cost is to not buy expensive building materials!  To avoid buying expensive building […]

Getting Started with Permaculture

So you think permaculture is cool, but it seems so complicated and you don’t know where to start. Well it doesn’t have to be complicated if you start small. There are many aspects of permaculture which may appeal to you; […]

Seriously Raising Chickens

How would you like to raise chickens in such a way that doesn’t require you to clean out their stinky, poop filled coop?  How about drastically reducing your feed bill and possibly eliminate it all together?  Or how about not […]

Create an Oasis with Greywater Book Review

Another book down!  This time it is ‘Create an Oasis with Greywater’ by Art Ludwig.  This is the book on greywater. Let’s start with a quick little quote from the book about what greywater is. “Any wastewater generated in the […]

Rocket Mass Heaters

Here we are in the depths of winter and it is cold.  How would you like to heat your home with one tenth the wood you would normally burn in your conventional wood stove?  How would you like to have […]

Edible Forest Gardens Vol. 2 Book Review

On to the next book review! I just finished reading Edible Forest Gardens Vol. 2 by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier.  I powered my way through this book over the last two weeks eager to see what they had to […]

Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Book Review

This winter season I have been reading a lot of permaculture books to further my knowledge and understanding.  Most of the books I have read are excellent and I think anyone interested in permaculture would agree.  So I am going […]

The Power of Polyculture

  To start off, let’s examine what a polyculture is not. Currently the vast majority of our food is produced using monoculture techniques.  That is, a large planting of only one type of plant, like a huge field of corn.  […]

How to Grow Perennial Vegetables Book Review

  On to my next book review.  I figure I will write up one of these for each of the books I read which I think will benefit people to read. This one is a how-to on growing over 100 […]

Mortgage Free Book Review

  Today I thought I would write up a little review on the most excellent book Mortgage Free by Rob Roy. This is a great book for anyone who interested in avoiding getting a mortgage, especially for those who wish […]