Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell and his wife Mary live on a 90-acre modern homestead on Manitoulin Island, Ontario in a stone house they built with local materials beginning in 1985. Steve is Canada’s longest-running home improvement and how-to columnist and editor of Home and Property. He divides his time working on the land, building things large and small, and creating articles and how-to videos that teach sustainable, self-reliant, hands-on living skills. Steve’s website, Bay Line Road, is named after the rural road where he and Mary live with their five kids. www.baileylineroad.com
Traditional Smokehouse

Traditional Smokehouse

Building a smokehouse to preserve your own food is one of those self-reliance skills that can be fancy or simple.

DIY Warm Tile Floors

DIY Warm Tile Floors

Why it’s easy to love electric in-floor heating for small installations.
By Steve Maxwell

Project Pergola

Project Pergola

Canada’s handiest man, Steve Maxwell, demonstrates how to build a great one.

Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

If you want to build a great deck, don't do what most builders do. Too many decks are fastened incorrectly, and most decks drive people crazy with...

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