Here are 5 really quick and easy tips to start you on your way to self sufficiency and sustainability. Of course these are just a starting point so go for it. You can definitely do these.
1. Start out small – No matter where you live or what you do we suggest you start out small. Make a plan and then stick to it. Leave the “Go big or go home” mentality by the wayside. Biting off more than you can chew could be the beginning of the end of your plan. Baby steps are easier to take and easier to correct if you find it’s not working as planned.
2. Begin to recycle – It takes 2 or 3 containers to start. These could be garbage cans, recycling containers that your city or town provides, or even cardboard boxes. Label them metal, plastic, and glass (possibly even paper). This is an indispensable tool to becoming Check Out The Rest of “5 Tips To A Greener Lifestyle” →
Reconditioning batteries is not a new profession. Is it worth it ? It has been around for a reasonable amount of time in the “lead acid” (auto and marine batteries) business. In it’s infancy lead acid batteries were Check Out The Rest of “You Can Start a “Green” Business – Reconditioning Batteries” →
Originally published in September 2009 by NY Homesteader
Container (ISBU) home construction has made incredible advances over the past few years. Today nearly everyone has seen a news segment about container home, or visited an internet site that featured a story or a few renderings of Check Out The Rest of “Container (ISBU) Homes getting very Popular in Today’s Economy” →
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” →
Hello everyone, Valentines Day and the spring holiday season is closing in fast, and the pace is picking up. In case you missed it, the US (and the rest of the world for that matter)is in a little bit of economic recession right now so this holiday season could be a lean one for most people.
Here at NY Homesteaders homestead we will be making many of our own gifts as we do every year, (I have given my mom a home made gift almost every year since kindergarten) to offset the cost of the holidays.
OK OK, I know what your thinking,
“I’m not the crafty type” or “I don’t know how”
Let me say Check Out The Rest of “Homesteaders Spring Time Holidays” →