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Proving You are Not in a Flood Zone

Proving You are Not in a Flood Zone

Nobody wants to live in a flood zone. Even if you never have a flood, you have to buy flood insurance. It can also make it harder to sell your house and it will probably sell for less. Every community has a Flood Insurance Rate 

Updated Virginia Farmhouse House Plans

Updated Virginia Farmhouse House Plans

A few years ago I shared plans for a small farmhouse that Jay Osborne made available free. Yesterday he contacted me through Pinterest to tell me what is new with the plans and to tell me about his Kickstarter for a book about the floor 

Replace the Fiberglass Bath with a new Acrylic Shower

Replace the Fiberglass Bath with a new Acrylic Shower

The log cabin has a cream colored one-piece fiberglass tub and shower combo. The plumbing behind it needs repair, so this might be an opportunity to replace it with a new white acrylic shower. We have frequent advertisements from Rebath and Bath Fitter on TV 

Green River Cabins Park Model Log Cabin

Green River Cabins Park Model Log Cabin

One of the Green River Log Cabins just showed up on Facebook Marketplace.  Green River Cabins is on the west side of I-26 just before you pass into North Carolina from South Carolina. My friends parents bought one not long after they opened. 2019 Green 

Dog Waste Sewer Line Funnel Attachment

Dog Waste Sewer Line Funnel Attachment

I was looking for dog poo management. When I saw the Doggie Doo Drain Dog Waste Sewer Line Attachment, I clicked Buy Now. It is simple and ingenious. It is just a funnel so that you can put the dog poo directly into the sewer 

Dog Septic Tank

Dog Septic Tank

We don’t have to let the dog in or out. Geordie can let himself out through the doggie door, run down the steps Cliff added to the porch and take care of necessary business in his own yard. But then we have to take care 

Can you build a shed and then decide to turn it into a house?

Can you build a shed and then decide to turn it into a house?

Have you thought about turning a backyard shed into a small cottage to rent out? Or have you considered turning a shed into a tiny house and renting out your own house? Can you turn a shed into a house legally? I was told that 

Craftsman Style Tiny House

Craftsman Style Tiny House

A 2-bedroom house for only $70,000 just showed up in one of the Facebook Garage Sale sites I follow. It’s not actually a house that comes with land, but it might be the most adorable Tiny House I ever saw. Craftsman Style Tiny House New 

Amazon Pillow Covers for the Back Porch

Amazon Pillow Covers for the Back Porch

I had outdoor pillow from Pier 1 for years, but they had faded a lot. So I ordered some new pillow covers on Amazon. They weren’t Prime, no free shipping. I ordered them all at the same time on June 21 and they said they 

Small Homes are Just the Right Size

Small Homes are Just the Right Size

I just picked up a 2017 issue of Mother Earth News at our neighborhood book exchange. It had a cover article Small Homes are Just the Right Size. These homeowners downsized their lives to inhabit hand-built spaces that are easier and cheaper to maintain. The