Many people are seeking a quick fix, ‘silver bullet’ solution to their housing situation and life in general. Just look at all the people who buy lottery tickets or go on crash diets for instance. In my experience things in the real world are not quick and easy. Everything of value comes at a cost of time and effort – building a home, homestead, good education, good relationships.
“DIY Solar Water Heater. A Homemade “flat panel” COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater. Easy DIY. Full Instructions. Super hot temps (sustained at 165F+). Fast hot water. No electricity needed. Easily hooks up to standard water tap/garden hose. Reaches temps well over 150F (water pasteurization temp) so it works to clear/kill any pathogens (if a non-municipal source is used). It’s super portable so it’s good for camping/off-grid/emergency as well as everyday use.
Take a look at these home remodeling ideas to spark creativity for your own DIY low cost remodeling projects using recycled wood, antiques, natural building materials, etc. There are hundreds of similar ideas to consider. It’s endless really. Besides searching online, another source of design inspiration is home design magazines. Sometimes you can buy them by the box at yard sales for pennies on the dollar.
“When we looked around at all the things we do on a regular basis, we realize that many things are illegal in other places around the country. Living an Off Grid life in America can get you in hot water with legal authorities if you’re not careful. Here is a list of things we do that may make you an Outlaw.”
“Kristie Wolfe spent $5000 to build herself a tiny home on wheels in her hometown of Pocatello, Idaho. It started off as a yearlong experiment in simple living, but she liked it so much she decided to keep living small, not only in Idaho, but she began looking for land to build a tiny vacation home.
“I am working on a Christmas gift of sorts for the natural building community and I could use some help.
What is it?
U.S. Building Codes by County is a website to collect, organize, and easily display building codes and permit requirements for building in every county in the US. (3,142 counties to be exact).