Where Building Codes Are Flexible

Where can you build it?  We’ve got a list! Building codes should exist solely to protect homeowners and the community from serious problems. But they have become unwieldy in many parts of the country.  In fact, a growing number of people believe building codes have been continuously hijacked by government and industry for purposes of…


Sample layouts of crops for different size properties: /www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/self-reliance/self-sufficient-homestead-zm0z11zkon   For more ideas: 28 Farm Layout Design Ideas to Inspire Your Homestead Dream

California Mango Madness

“In my 40 years of experience, I don’t know anyone who has been able to successfully grow a mango tree in the area.”  The instant this veteran horticulturist spoke, I mourned for the fruit I would never produce in my yard. Seconds later, however, I determined to try and the seed for a growing obsession…


99% of human history was nomadic. Why aren’t we?

Home-less. Adventure-more. Did you know that we humans lived as nomads for 99% of our history? In fact, the very notion of private property was a foreign concept throughout most of human history.


Who Is The Average American? If you’re an ordinary American, you either have a home with a 30-year mortgage (the average home loan term in the United States) or you are aspiring to get into a home and therefore into one of those 30-year mortgages. It is nice to have a home. But… 30 full years…