Common Sense Homestead Open House – October 1, 2022 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Common Sense Homestead Open House – October 1, 2022 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

We’ll be hosting our next annual Common Sense Homestead Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2022, 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….

What You Need to Know About Masonry Heaters for Radiant Heat

What You Need to Know About Masonry Heaters for Radiant Heat

Masonry heaters store heat from wood, gas or electricity in brick, concrete, ceramics or stone, and releases the stored heat via radiant heat transfer over time. Our unit burns at over 1500°F, but the flue gases that go up the chimney are only around 300-350°F. That heat is absorbed by the thermal mass of the…

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…