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Mini Cordwood House: For Practice

Our dream home is a fairly complex natural home with lots of fun additions like an attached green house and an amazing masonry stove as the centerpiece of the home.  This house will take a lot of skills to build.  A lot of skills that we do not currently have.  …

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Cob Rocket Stove DIY

We use our rocket stove outside half the year for all of our cooking.  The other half of the year it’s cold out so we cook on the woodstove inside.  We really llovethe rocket stove, but we could really, really, use another burner.  I decided to try to build more …

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Collecting Natural Clay For Building

If you live in an area anything like mine, you have plenty of clay “soil” and hate it.  It is terrible for gardening and makes a huge mess when the kids play in it.  However, clay is an ingredient in cob, which is an amazing natural building material used for …

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From Sewing Table to Kitchen Cabinets

We have this great old sewing machine table.  I especially love the fold out flap to extend the space.  I need a kitchen cabinet with a small conuter top.  Time to make some adjustments. I took out that shelf that was too close to possibly use.  It was to hold …

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Practice Dome Building

An important part of taking on a project as big as a house, is to practice the building techniques you may want to use.  Our plan is to build our home out of cordwood and domes, so when we had the opportunity for the man to go help Freedom’s Phoenix …

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Planning our Cordwood and Dome Home

Introducing the newest page on Homestead Houligan: The Cordwood and Dome Home  In preparation for building our forever house, we spend hours drawing and calculating and planning details.  This helps to work through possible design flaws and make sure we include all the things we want.  I will continue to …

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Open Discussion Project: Round Wood Arbor

Happy May Day!  Have a good spin around the May pole and dance around the beautiful bon fire!  Now back to work. Thanks for all the great ideas that you posted when I introduced the open discussion project idea.  I will use this as an idea bank in the future, …

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Tiny House Interior: Kitchen

This lovely kitchen was put together much like the other projects in my house.  Built around all the junk that has no where to go and filled right up before I painted, or even finished building it.  I also used 2x4s and 2x3s like I have been doing, and scrap …

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Tiny House Interior: Kid’s Room

Building the kid’s room was a lot of fun.  I involved them in the process as much as I could so that they would enjoy it too.  I always try to include the kids, so that they are learning skills even if they don’t know it.  Working on a building …

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Tiny House Interior: Shelving

This is the moment I have been waiting for for a long, long time! Of course, it’s mostly my fault that it has taken so long to get this project going. The very first, permanent storage area in the tiny house, over a year after we moved in. The only …