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Located in beautiful Lake County Florida. Darian Estates…
Added by David Di Massino on May 31, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments
The following is a web site that allows you to calculate the cost of putting in solar power for a given % drop in your electric bill as a function of your zip code. I can't vouch for the accuracy of its findings but in running it for my home it seemed pretty accurate from what I have read. Right now solar power seems to cost about 4 times more per kilowatt to produce then the power line. We pay a little over $.10 per KW in Florida. Some solar panel company out West claims to have made a…Continue
Added by Joe on April 18, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments
Added by Simon on October 25, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments
Just because you've decided to live off-grid, doesn't mean you have to live in an uncomfortably cold house. There are many ways that those who live off-grid have developed or implemented to help keep their living quarters warm. Whether you're just making plans for an off-grid home, or you've made the leap and need a more practical way to heat your…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 27, 2019 at 12:46pm — No Comments
One of the benefits of having a cabin is getting away from the noise and light pollution of the city. However, if you want to feel even more independent from the world and take care of the environment at the same time, you should try and get your cabin off the grid as much as possible. These five alternatives ensure many of the comfort and conveniences of modern…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 25, 2016 at 6:15pm — No Comments
Replacing an old cabin roof is a major undertaking, and that is why you should spend a little extra time planning out this renovation. With a good plan in place and an experienced contractor by your side, you will be able to avoid some of the most common problems that cabin owners run into during this type of project.
One of the most important steps in this process is choosing the ideal roofing material. Asphalt shingles are the most popular option, but some cabin…Continue
Added by Emma Sturgis on August 14, 2019 at 2:24pm — No Comments
For many people, building a rustic log cabin is a major goal in life. When you finally get around to constructing your cabin, you want to be sure that you include everything it needs to be as functional and comfortable as possible. Here are four things you should consider installing in your log cabin when you build it.
Added by Meghan Belnap on July 11, 2018 at 4:04pm — No Comments
Whether it's a romantic getaway with your significant other, a family reunion in the woods or a writer's retreat for work, a cabin should have amenities that make it a spectacular place to stay. When you have the right amenities, it'll feel like you're getting away, but living in comfort and style too.
There are times you'll want to enjoy…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
Yes, you CAN know what to expect when starting a new log home project.
It's not as daunting as you think and simple tools and basic log home knowledge can be used to make informed decisions throughout the process.
The first step is figuring out what you like, aesthetically.…Continue
Added by Michael Hurley on December 18, 2017 at 4:37pm — No Comments
The idea of living without electricity, cable, and a white picket fence is horrifying for many people. Modern homeowners are so accustomed to modern convenience culture that when there’s a minor power outage, they panic. No lights. No TV. What are they supposed to do? Spending the night without the Internet is like spending the night in a prehistoric cave. In fact, chances are back-to-the-land living…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 11, 2017 at 3:36pm — No Comments
As I noted in a post not too long ago, our August issue focuses on energy efficiency and will be hitting newsstands this coming week. In addition to articles regarding how specific consumer behaviors can…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on June 5, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments
It is extremely important to be aware of the fact that every single thing that you do has an effect on your surroundings in some way. Of course, this works both ways, meaning that the state of the environment around you directly impacts your health. The kind of food you choose to eat, the things that you purchase as well as the places where you do so, your favorite form of traveling… All these things matter to an extent.
There are things that you do that directly…Continue
Added by Zac Walker on May 25, 2020 at 9:09am — No Comments
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If you enjoy the outdoors, few things will satisfy you as much as building your own cabin or hunting lodge. For the perfect cabin, there are some things you absolutely must have. Here are the top four things you should be planning to outfit your ideal rustic lodge with.
One of the best parts of owning a cabin is being able to build a…Continue
Added by Kara Masterson on November 28, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments
The rustic appeal of a log cabin is something that many people wish to experience at some point in their lives. Building your own log cabin is a great way to enjoy a taste of a simpler life. The cabin, though, isn’t the only thing you’ll need. Here are four of the top log cabin essentials.
Part of the charm of a log cabin is the fact that…Continue
Added by Kara Masterson on November 3, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments
At first glance, a log cabin may seem cozy, comfortable, and warm. In reality, however, these homes experience the same lack of energy efficiency as other homes that are not well maintained.
In particular, the kitchen in your log cabin may need the most improvement when it comes to improving your home's energy efficiency. You can make your kitchen more energy efficient by utilizing these simple, yet important strategies.…
Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 6, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
When my husband and I started planning our log home a few years back, I was giddy at the thought of an open floor plan. The interconnectivity, lines of sight and communal togetherness all appealed to me.
Fast forward a few years, and I confess that some of my initial…Continue
Added by Kristen Hopf on August 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments