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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Why Does Nikola Tesla Matter?

Why Does Nikola Tesla Matter?

Nikola Tesla was the odd, overlooked genius of the Electric Age. He was a Serbian genius who despised Edison and Marconi, was badly used by...

The Unplugged Woodshop

The Unplugged Woodshop

Down an industrial hallway, in an old, white-walled factory, past a sprouts company, a chocolate shop, and a caterer sits the Unplugged Woodshop....

Straw Bale Comes In From The Country

Straw Bale Comes In From The Country

When most people think of straw-bale construction these days, they visualize soft lines in a distinctly rural setting. They certainly aren’t...

Home Is Where The Hearth Is

Home Is Where The Hearth Is

The fall of 2013 turned cold the day after the granite was unloaded and tarped, heralding the worst winter of my sixty-one years. But I am getting...

The Inner Bigness of Tiny Homes

The Inner Bigness of Tiny Homes

Kayla Feenstra admits that the prospect of downsizing from a 2 000 square foot home into a tiny home was no easy task. It took some time, distilling...

Water Tight

Water Tight

Lessons from a plumbingfree home

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