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Living Off-Grid on a Tiny House Homestead for 6 Years

Ariel has been homesteading and living off-grid in a 24′ x 8′ tiny house for 6 years! She grows, forages and preserves as much of her own food as possible.  She cuts her own firewood, carries her own water, generates electricity with solar, and cooks with propane. She is a passionate backpacker and wildlife photographer who works part-time on a ranch in exchange for a place to park her small home, and she also works a variety of jobs to earn money, although her expenses are very low since she isn’t paying rent – and since she managed to pay …

I Tried 4 Top Gardening Apps – Which is the Best?

There’s an app for that. Yeah, it seems like there’s an app for everything these days. And those of us with green thumbs aren’t being left out. There are quite a few apps aimed at plant lovers, whether it’s a garden journal app or an app for identifying that mysterious plant that’s growing in the middle of your herb garden. According to an article by the Pew Research Center in June of 2019, 81% of Americans owned a smartphone. (June 2019, Pew Research Center) And according to a study released in 2017, nearly 77% of all U.S. households participated in …

Simple Ideas for Outdoor Patio Designs

The increasing popularity of outdoor living and casual lifestyles has given tremendous attention to patios, outdoor decking, and various patio designs. It has become extremely obvious that in today’s busy working climate and lifestyle, that modern men and women from all over the world have taken a keen interest in adapting their home living towards a more outdoor kind of lifestyle and this is mostly achieved with the use of patio designs that incorporate people’s individual taste and flair.  As modern living and consumables are constantly evolving and shaping to adapt to people’s lifestyles, so has pricing, as well as …

Outdoor Design Ideas with Movable Garden Structures

Creating an outdoor living area that changes to meet your needs might be easier than you think. We’ll explain how you can quickly and easily redecorate your outdoor space with the use of some movable garden structures. Designing an outdoor living area can be daunting, particularly when you feel like every decorating decision you make is set in stone. However, it is possible to create an outdoor space that can be changed slightly with movable garden structures. When we think of movable outdoor objects, we typically think of our patio furniture, bird feeders, and birdbaths. All these items can be …

How to Choose an Outdoor Fireplace For Your Backyard

Making fires outdoors is not just a primordial instinct. Homeowners have the campfire bug and it just seems to keep growing. With the trend towards creating outdoor living spaces and spending more time outside relaxing or entertaining friends, garden accessories such as an outdoor hearth make the backyard experience that much more enjoyable. However, it is important before you shop around for an outdoor fireplace, that you check with your local city hall or firehouse to learn about all necessary codes and restrictions.

Planning Your Outdoor Living Space

There are so many things to consider when designing an outdoor living space for your home. If you want to get the most out of your living space, you’ve got to do some planning in advance. This article will help set you on the right track with some questions to ask yourself while in the planning stages.