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….

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…

Building an Eco Home – part 7 of 8 – Masonry Stove and Passive Solar

Building an Eco Home – part 7 of 8 – Masonry Stove and Passive Solar

The “Building an Eco Home” series is a set of articles that were originally published in The Healthy Independent while we were in the process of building our current home. I have made only minor edits to include links and format for the online publishing. I will be discussing green building and remodeling in more…

Building an Eco Home – part 6 of 8 – the Deck, Cabinetry and Woodwork

Building an Eco Home – part 6 of 8 – the Deck, Cabinetry and Woodwork

The “Building an Eco Home” series is a set of articles that were originally published in The Healthy Independent while we were in the process of building our current home. I have made only minor edits to include links and format for the online publishing. I will be discussing green building and remodeling in more…

Building an Eco Home – part 5 of 8 – Floor Plans

Building an Eco Home – part 5 of 8 – Floor Plans

The “Building an Eco Home” series is a set of articles that were originally published in The Healthy Independent while we were in the process of building our current home. I have made only minor edits to include links and format for the online publishing. I will be discussing green building and remodeling in more…