Tag Archives: homestead

Want the Kids to Stick Around When You’re Old? Build a Tiny House Family Compound!

I don’t think the parents at My Little Homestead were planning that far ahead – or maybe they were (shhhh) – but by building tiny earthen ‘bedrooms’ with their kids they’ve ended up with their own tiny house community. A cluster of tiny homes like this would make it an easy choice for kids to stick […]

Rainwater Tanks are Full!

Derek & Hannah live in a tiny house in the southern Arizona desert – near St. David (Between Benson and Tombstone). It’s super hot and dry there and they don’t have a well on their tiny house homestead. Instead they have an elaborate rainwater collection system. But you might wonder… how do you live off rainwater […]

The Graham Family Is Raising Funds to Start Their Homestead Project

We have always been interested in sustainable living, self sufficiency, and alternative building materials… We yearn to be out in the woods, living more harmoniously with nature, and providing for our needs right from out of the Earth. We want to take what you give, and build a homestead, centered around a small earth bag […]

Micro Homestead – Episode 24

Kevin has posted an update on the tiny house he’s building. You can follow his work at kevinsmicrohomestead.wordpress.com. “cuting out window opening and dry fitting . next is install tape off trim and side up the wall. getting close to done with exterior.” via episode 24 front window and siding fall is here. – YouTube.

Off The Grid with Les Stroud

Les Stroud, a.k.a Survivor Man, produced this documentary several years ago that records his personal adventure into setting up an off-the-grid homestead in Canada. The property he buys is 150 acres and has some old farm buildings, one of which he trys to convert into a small 20′ by 20′ cabin before winter. He also […]

Tales of a Tiny Homestead

It’s always cool to run across someone online who’s building a tiny house. I first spotted Mark and Olivia’s story on Tiny House Blog and have been following their progress via RSS for a few weeks now. Their house, located on the Washington Olympic Peninsula, is coming along quickly with the wiring going in now. Tales […]

Coyote Cottage for sale

I was sad to see that the Coyote Cottage is for sale, but then again, I can’t blame the owners for choosing to move back to a more urban place. I wrote about this remote off-the-grid homestead back in October 2008 on Tiny House Design. If you’re considering a big move back to the land […]