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Kris’ Handmade Off-Grid Smallholding in Wales 3

Five Years in his $3k Cordwood Home

As a fellow homesteader/self-sufficient wannabe, Kris’ tour of his smallholding that he created from basically nothing for very little money is absolutely astounding. He’s planted 2,500 trees, built a solar array and hydroelectric plant, crafted his own cordwood home as well as a huge workshop, greenhouse, and multiple outbuildings all using — primarily — materials [...]

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Natalie’s $400 Pallet Shed 18

Natalie’s $400 Pallet Shed Using Reclaimed Materials

It’s Natalie here! I do a lot of the writing about tiny homes here, but today I want to show you what my husband and I have been working on — an 8×6 pallet shed using tons of reclaimed materials and rough cut lumber from a local sawmill. We have three little kids and live [...]

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Navajo Family Shares Ancestral Earthen Homes on Airbnb 7

Navajo Family Shares Ancestral Earthen Homes on Airbnb

People have been living tiny since they started building homes, which is just what you’ll find at Shash Dine’ EcoRetreat. Set on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, the “glampground” features a number of tiny dwellings which represent the past and future of Navajo architecture. On site you’ll find authentic “hogans,” which are round earthen homes [...]

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Family of 6 Build Tiny Home on 20 Acre Homestead

Family of 6 Build Under-$20k Tiny Home on 20 Acre Homestead

This family of 6 is such an inspiration! They left their 3,000 square foot home, bought 20 acres of land in Northern Idaho, lived in an RV inside a pole barn for 8 months, and built their DIY tiny house in the barn for under $20,000! Now they have just started building their dream home [...]

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Tiny Cabin Glamping at Moon in the Pond Farm 10

Tiny Cabin Glamping at Moon in the Pond Farm

Want to experience a little taste of farm life (without the chores)? Stay a few nights in this off-grid cabin at Moon in the Pond Farm near Housatonic Meadows State Park in Massachusetts. The accommodation is charming, but simple, with a comfortable queen bed, a little table and chair, and a snuggly wood burning stove [...]

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DIY Tiny house on a vermont homestead 2

From Van Life To Tiny House on 14 Acres in Vermont

Colby and Aria used to be vanlifers, but are now proud owners of more than 14 acres of woodlands in Vermont, as well as their very own DIY tiny home that’s entirely off-grid (they even get water from their stream). Their 360 square foot home is heated by wood they cut themselves, and they have [...]

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THOW in the Meadow: Tiny Living in Germany 16

THOW in the Meadow: Tiny Living in Germany

When Tina and her partner went in different directions, it left her with a tough decision to make: Leave their barn home and sell her animals, or find someway to live on pasture with her herd of sheep and goats (and her cats and dogs)? Tiny living was the perfect solution! With the help of [...]

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