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
On the Fence

On the Fence

Fencing your land: Four options for keeping critters in (or out).

Dimmer Switch Know-How

Dimmer Switch Know-How

Turning down the lights is more complicated than ever, but it’s still worth it.

Making the Cut

Making the Cut

How to turn trees into fuel the right way.

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.
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