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 

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 

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 

Carolina Storage Solutions Modular Greenhouse

Carolina Storage Solutions Modular Greenhouse

Carolina Storage Solutions has this little greenhouse ready to deliver to your lot. The little greenhouse is 10′ x 12′ with 6′ side walls.  Both the siding and trim are painted Barn White. The door is 36″ wide with a window. The hinges are rustic. 

OverEZ Chicken Coops

OverEZ Chicken Coops

I drove by Carolina Storage Solutions this morning and saw they have three new chicken coops. This is the smallest one. It is 45″ x 34″ wide and 54.5″ tall. It has two nesting boxes. The window is screened. It opens for fresh air. There 

Rammed Earth Home

Rammed Earth Home

A mystery I am reading (Exit Wounds by J. A. Jance) has mentioned over and over that the sheriff lives in a new “rammed-earth home” with “thick walls and high ceilings”. It is “pleasantly cool”, despite the over 100 degree weather. I guessed “rammed-earth” was 

Comparing the Barn and the Farmhouse from Tuff Shed

Comparing the Barn and the Farmhouse from Tuff Shed

There are a lot of similarities between the Tuff Shed Sundance Series TB-800 little barn and the Sundance Series TR-1600 that looks more like a two-story farm house. They can both have two floors. They are both available 12, 16 or 18-feet wide and all