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

The Tuff Shed Sundance Series TR-1600 and the Sundance Series TB-800 can both have two floors. This chart is not complete because the TR-1600 includes two floors and the stairs. The TB-800 only includes one floor. The stairs and second floor are options and will 

Willow Border and Edging

Willow Border and Edging

Willow borders and edging don’t cost much and make a big difference in how your garden looks. You can find them on Amazon for not a lot and you don’t have to wait till last frost to get started. The March 2021 issue of Country 

Building a Kit Pavilion

Building a Kit Pavilion

Yardistry recommends finding out your local building and city codes, ordinances, neighborhood covenants and height restrictions before you start. The instructions call for basic tools that we already have. I compared the instructions for the different sizes and they are all pretty similar. You will 

Pricing Yardistry Pavilions and Gazebos

Pricing Yardistry Pavilions and Gazebos

These are the prices I have been able to find online. The prices include shipping, either to our home or to a local store. The difference in price from pavilions and gazebos isn’t really enough to make a huge difference. It would depend on what 

Yardistry Outdoor Rooms, Gazebos and Pavilions

Yardistry Outdoor Rooms, Gazebos and Pavilions

The city finally finished all of the work on the brook behind the house, so this spring I plan to enjoy our back yard. I started comparing the different kits to put a small covered porch area in our back yard, but the reviews were 

The Best Freezer Price Per Cubic Foot

The Best Freezer Price Per Cubic Foot

When we built our new house, we moved the hot water heater into the garage so we can use that space in the laundry room for an upright freezer. Now that we have nearly completed the cabinets, I am looking for a freezer. So how 

Have a Home Office Delivered

Have a Home Office Delivered

This Ranch Cabin with a dormer window just showed up on Facebook Marketplace. It is from Sheds By Design. This company can deliver a complete home office to your own back yard so you can have some space to focus. 12×32 Ranch Cabin | Sheds 

Poly Tunnel, Cold Frame or Greenhouse Panelized Kit

Poly Tunnel, Cold Frame or Greenhouse Panelized Kit

The November 2020 issue of House Beautiful just came, the Living Better Issue. I skipped to one of the cover articles, Sunlit Greenhouse. If a bit of greenery is clinically proven to reduce stress, then everyone could stand to find room for a dedicated grow 

Pole and Panel 3 Bedroom Farmhouse Plans

Pole and Panel 3 Bedroom Farmhouse Plans

The house plans for this Pole and Panel 3 Bedroom Farmhouse includes board-and-batten siding, a vaulted ceiling and an open floor plan option. It is designed to be easily and quickly built out of inexpensive materials, even rough-sawn wood from your own trees using pole