Inventor creates Ewok world in rural Oregon – DIY Treehouses

Inventor creates Ewok world in rural Oregon – DIY Treehouses

This man in rural Oregon has made the worlds biggest grouping of treehouses in the world. He tried to make a living using wood, making all kinds of things until he found what works for him… Treehouses! People come from far and wide to see and stay in his treehouse village in they sky. He’s(…)

Solar Powered Motion Securty Light

Solar Powered Motion Securty Light

This light is a Amazon Best Seller at $16 and is a great light for cabins or sheds that don’t have power or you just don’t want to run power. These light up the area to scare away prowlers or just shine light on the lock so you can get inside and not trip. We(…)

Building Trails Around our Off Grid Cabin – Part 1 – Video

Building Trails Around our Off Grid Cabin – Part 1 – Video

New trail on a very steep slope. Dubbed “Firewood Hill” Nate and I had the most productive weekend yet at the camp last weekend! Why? How? Mini excavator power! This little machine did in one day what we have never had the energy to do in 8 years. Namely building trails around our property. As(…)

Fishing Day With Underwater Fish Shots!

Fishing Day With Underwater Fish Shots!

Had a great day fishing with some friends the other day at a lake about an hour away from the cabin. It’s well known to have been well stocked with fish, today we weren’t disappointed! This was the first time I tried my GoPro camera underwater… It works! More importantly it still works, after going(…)

ArkPak Winner Chosen!

ArkPak Winner Chosen!

Thanks for all the comments and email entries for May’s ArkPak giveaway. I was surprised by how many entered but then again it’s a pretty amazing prize! It was a tough choice to find a worth winner so I took the easy route. I listed the emails and comments in a spread sheet then used(…)

Well Pump Problems Fixed – Rain Water Collection System

Well Pump Problems Fixed – Rain Water Collection System

Thanks to your comments I was able to find and fix the pressure leak in my shallow well pump I’m using for rain water irrigation. It was indeed the check valve. It was the wrong type of valve that could not take the pressure. The flapper was being pushed backwards when the pump pressurized. See(…)

Last Chance to win the ArkPak Portable Power Generator

Last Chance to win the ArkPak Portable Power Generator

  Enter to Win! I’m giving away a Arkpak portable power pack to one lucky person THIS MONTH! Enter to win by listing your email below I’ll be drawing a winner from my email subscribers list. Don’t worry I only send occasional emails and you can unsubscribe anytime.   Read my review on the Arkpak(…)

Water Well Pump Problems – Can you help?

Water Well Pump Problems – Can you help?

So I started working on my rain water collection/distribution system at my house again for spring. (Check out the system in this previous post) The tanks are almost full of about 500 gallons of pure refreshing Seattle rain water, but the pump won’t hold enough pressure to shut off, and stay shut off. You see(…)

Amazing Property for Sale on Lasqueti Island

Amazing Property for Sale on Lasqueti Island

A friend just emailed me this property for sale on Lasqueti Island. It’s a share in a 160 acre land coop but it’s a great opportunity for someone. A 1/4 share in a 160 acre land co op for sale. This amazing 5 acre clearing has everything set up and in place for off the(…)

New: Stove Lite Thermoelectric Stove Lantern

New: Stove Lite Thermoelectric Stove Lantern

The Stove Lite is a lantern that is powered by the heat that is captured from a wood stove and converted into electricity to light its LED bulb. The Stove Lite will be available in two model, the Stove Live Basic and the Stove Lite Pro. The pro model will have an internal battery, USB(…)