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Affordable and Environmentally Sound Cob Housing

By Candice Armstrong

It may surprise you to learn that you can build your own home for as little as a few thousand dollars: just by using your bare hands and feet! Cob housing is extremely affordable, earth friendly and has been around …

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Off-the-Grid: Cooking With a Campfire

By Josh Speiss

  After the tent is up, the campsite is in order, and you have a nice fire going, what are you going to fix to fill your bellies? Here are a couple of simple, easy recipes to try out for …

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Cool Shipping Container Homes

By LandCentral

Are you tired of old story architecture, which is so common in today’s home magazines? Is your dream home neither durable nor affordable? In today’s marketplace, the range of options open to perspective homebuyers is wide open. This includes compelling homes …

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Off the Grid Living – Septic Tanks

By Matt Valzania

When living off the grid, one of the sacrificed conveniences is a municipal sewer system connection. Usually this is because an off-grid home isn’t in proximity to sewer pipes. However, you don’t have to be off the grid to use …

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Google Earth for Land Owners

By LandCentral

Assuming that you learned a lot in Parts 1 and 2 of this series, you probably are now ready to tackle some of the more advanced features of Google Earth. One exciting development is that Google Earth Pro has recently …

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3 Simple Ways to Immediately Increase Your Land’s Value

By LandCentral

Landscaping It’s not difficult to improve the appearance or curb appeal of your land. Whether you have a small lot or 100 acres, simply clearing overgrown shrubs or removing unsightly garbage will have a significant impact. Giving your property a …

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Growing a Vegetable Garden Off-the-Grid

By Matt Valzania

Off the Grid – Veggie Gardens   If you’re living off the grid, producing your own water and power, then you’re probably growing all or a portion of your own food in a garden. However, if you are still in …

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Digging Your Own Shallow Well

By Matt Valzania

Off the Grid – Digging Your Own Shallow Well   One of the biggest ticket items in developing your land is getting a reliable water supply. Whether you need to put in a well or connect to a municipal water …

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DIY Off-The-Grid Water Pumps

By Matt Valzania

Do-it-yourself Off the Grid: Water Pumps Do-it-yourself (DIY), is an essential component of living off the grid. For some it’s about the independence and the feeling of self-reliance. For others it’s dealing with the hard fact that there aren’t exactly …

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