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Unique Generator Empower Homeowners

Unique Generator Empower Homeowners

They don’t make things to be repaired like they used to, but every so often I find a company that bucks this trend. It happened most recently as I was researching home generators. These gasoline-powered devices provide electricity during power failures or for building...

Build Your Cabin

Build Your Cabin

There’s something about owning a cabin in the woods that continues to fascinate people. The attraction endures even in our age of smartphones and wifi, but dreams alone are a poor substitute for reality.

Self-Directed Home Schooling

Self-Directed Home Schooling

Home schooling is increasing in popularity across North America, and over the years we’ve done some home schooling here at our homestead at the end of Bailey Line Road on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. In fact, we’re still doing it. But our approach is different than...

Brickwork Beyond the Basics

Brickwork Beyond the Basics

When it comes to the look and feel of homes and cottages, the materials used to make exterior walls matter more than you might realize. Wood siding creates a certain look and feel. Cedar shingles are wood too, but lend a completely different character than horizontal...

Woodstove door gasket replacement an easy necessity

Woodstove door gasket replacement an easy necessity

Woodstoves and air-tight fireplaces aren’t exactly a high-tech way to heat your home, but millions of northern people happily rely on them for two reasons. They’re the cheapest source of household heat for anyone who has even the most basic access to firewood, and...

Home, Sweet (Log) Home is FOR SALE

Home, Sweet (Log) Home is FOR SALE

Here is a unique opportunity to own a piece of Canadian history - this 24' x 30' pre-1900 (possibly pre-Confederation) log home is for sale. Original wide-plank flooring for upper bedrooms, is hardwood, possibly cherry. The home has been disassembled, and logs...

Gather Round – DIY Wreath

Gather Round – DIY Wreath

What better reason to get outside and enjoy your surroundings this season than with a mission to create your own holiday wreath? It’s a great way to welcome guests this busy time of year. And enlisting the help of family and friends makes it an even more pleasurable...

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