Common Sense Homestead Open House – October 2, 2021 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Common Sense Homestead Open House – October 2, 2021 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

We’ll be hosting our next annual Common Sense Homestead Open House on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. . Our family will be giving tours of the home and grounds during this time. You’re welcome to take a quick look or stay for a longer visit during the open house hours….

12 Best Tips for Keeping Your House Cool without AC
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12 Best Tips for Keeping Your House Cool without AC

Summertime may bring many wonderful things but the extreme heat is not one of them. For many, using air conditioning is not affordable nor available. Here are some tips for keeping your house cool in the summer heat, with or without AC. We use these techniques in steamy South Carolina to reduce our air conditioning bill….

ICF Construction – What You Need to Know About an ICF Home

ICF Construction – What You Need to Know About an ICF Home

Back when we were researching our “forever home”, we chose ICF construction for a number of reasons. It’s tough, energy efficient and should last a lifetime with minimal upkeep. In this post, I’ll discuss: what ICF construction is how it differs from conventional construction why we chose Insulated Concrete Forms how much energy is saved…