Fidgen’s attention to detail and his care for his tools shines through everywhere in the shop.
Lessons from a plumbing free home and how to survive all seasons of the year.
Turning down the lights is more complicated than ever, but it’s still worth it.
True Confessions from the Ninth Concession
Sharing a little spot of fortune and peace.
Quebec homesteaders Marie Eisenmann and her family live off the grid in an earthship built 40 years ago. Here’s their story.
It gives me pleasure no matter the season or circumstances.
How to Build a Simple Outdoor Evaporating Stove
Raising and caring for chickens in the age of COVID has its own set of challenges.
Embracing energy efficiency and a modern aesthetic, this Ancaster, Ontario, home was custom designed for its owners
“Christmas in a lighthouse! How romantic!”
Where I live in rural Ontario, there are plenty of old-timers who grew up in old, cold farmhouses. They’ll all tell you that, as a kid, it was no big deal to wake up on a winter morning, go downstairs to the kitchen and find an inch of ice on the water bucket by the...
Heating a home is one of the most important considerations for those living in Canada. And while plenty of advances have been made in technology, there are still many of us using the old-fashioned method of wood stove to stay warm all season long. Now pellet stoves...
A big part of heating well with wood is proper wood storage, and how you stack firewood is more important than you might think. I’ve been heating with wood since 1989, and 10 years ago my son, Robert, and I started stacking wood in round, outdoor piles. It’s better...
Even homeowners who heat with a wood stove often have a furnace or boiler, too. Eventually equipment like this needs to be replaced, but choosing well isn’t entirely straight forward.