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 

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