Rural Internet Options – A Comparison of Rural Internet Services

Rural Internet Options – A Comparison of Rural Internet Services

Living in the country has its benefits, lower cost per acre, fewer regulations and more freedom. But with those benefits comes a distinct disadvantage, slow or no rural internet options. Whether you are trying to find internet for a vacation home, rural business, primary home, homestead, or farm finding stable, fast rural internet can be…

Prevent Frozen Pipes – Extreme Cold Options, Plus Construction Tips
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Prevent Frozen Pipes – Extreme Cold Options, Plus Construction Tips

When cold weather strikes, water damage from frozen water pipes or no running water is the last thing you need. We’ll explain how to prevent frozen pipes when abruptly cold weather hits, and list construction or remodeling options that reduce your risk in the future. If your pipes are already frozen, please see 3 Ways…

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…

Aging in Place – Making Your Home Livable for a Lifetime

Aging in Place – Making Your Home Livable for a Lifetime

We built our home to be a “lifetime” house, serving our changing needs throughout our lives. We planned to have the option of aging in place. From children, to injured family, to possibly multiple families or live in relatives, we tried to cover likely scenarios. In this post we’ll present our Aging in Place Design…

Best Ways to Keep Your House Warm – New Construction and Remodeling Tips
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Best Ways to Keep Your House Warm – New Construction and Remodeling Tips

We aren’t at the North Pole, but we get plenty of cold weather here in Northeast Wisconsin. We’re in USDA hardiness zone 4/5 and we have wind 9 days out of 10. (Our area is one of the windiest in the state.)  Our home is built with the local climate in mind. We did a…