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Do-it-yourself Pole-barn Building

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Do-it-yourself Pole-barn Building

If you need to add shelter to your homestead easily and economically, pole barns are right for you. They’re the fastest, most cost-effective way to build permanent, solid shelter to store equipment, house livestock, or function as a garage or workshop facility. You can even use the pole barn approach to build a year-round home. A big part of the attraction is simplicity. There are only four steps involved in pole-barn building, and the first one’s even optional! None of the work requires fancy tools or finely honed skills.

The steps to pole-building success are simple: Create a level base pad (if you want more than just the earth underfoot), set poles vertically into holes in the ground, connect them across the top with beams and braces, then put roof trusses on top. No need for a complicated foundation, either. Even in regions with cold, frost-prone winters, pole barns endure well with nothing more than Check Out The Rest of “Do-it-yourself Pole-barn Building” →

Tiny North Carolina Utility Tries "Best Practices" Solar Farming

Greetings–NY Homesteader thinks this will be of interest to you:Tiny North Carolina Utility Tries Best Practices Solar FarmingHere’s a charming and sustainable way to keep the grass trimmed beneath solar arrays. Sheep nibble the grass down to a manageable level. This relatively small North Carolina installation is kept trim without fossil-fuels in what […]

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