If you have spent any time at all researching off-the-grid houses and energy-efficient homes, you probably have run across the mention of a cob house. A cob house is not made from corn cobs, as I first assumed when I heard the term, but rather uses a mixture of sand, straw, and clay similar to an … [Read more...] about What are Cob Houses? Are They Easy to Make?
Solar chargers are basically mini-solar panels that charge individual electronic devices and rechargeable batteries. These nifty little devices help charge everyday electronics items without draining your home’s power, and your pocketbook. Most solar-powered chargers are not as effective at … [Read more...] about Solar Chargers: Are They Worth The Money?
Not everyone has a full basement or a room that they can commit to storing their stockpile items. You may have very little space to keep your stockpiled items so you have to plan to cleverly store your stockpile without making your home look like that 1950s bunker we mentioned! But first, let's talk … [Read more...] about How to Organize and Store Your Stockpile
I am the worst at starting a fire. There. I admitted it. My husband constantly scoffs at my attempts to start a fire without his assistance and it drives me crazy! I hate buying those fire starter logs because, come on, I'm trying to save money and warm our house with the fireplace, not spend … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Fire Starters