Steve Job’s Google of the 60s: Whole Earth Catalog – Lloyd Kahn

Steve Job’s Google of the 60s: Whole Earth Catalog – Lloyd Kahn

Steve Jobs called The Whole Earth Catalog “one of the bibles of my generation”. He went on to explain in his Stanford commencement speech in 2005, “It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions”. The Whole Earth(…)

Kristie Wolf’s Hawaii off grid Treehouse Update

Kristie Wolf’s Hawaii off grid Treehouse Update

    Follow up on the faircompanies video. The kitchen updates & new pulley system is new. You can find more info on her website KristieWolfe.com. Lot’s of people asked about her kitchen, where she cooks etc. She has her house setup as a 2nd home and lives in a tiny house in Idaho full time.(…)

She Built Hawaiian Bamboo House for $11,000

She Built Hawaiian Bamboo House for $11,000

  Kristie Wolfe bought land in Hawaii sight un-seen for $8000 then arrived a year later with power tools in her luggage. With help from mom, this dynamic duo built this lovely 2nd house in the Hawaiian jungle for the an amazingly low price of $11,000 in 2 months. Thank you FairCompanies.org for another great video! They(…)

Siding Backwoods Cabin with logs milled on the property

Siding Backwoods Cabin with logs milled on the property

Waste not want not! Who doesn’t have the dream of building a cabin with their own two hands with logs right off the same land? I love how the Swamp Boss is chronicling his progress of building his cabin right, with his own milled materials. Check out those live edges on the siding. A great(…)

Video tour of The Boss of the Swamp’s backwoods cabin

Video tour of The Boss of the Swamp’s backwoods cabin

The Swamp Boss, has a great Youtube channel and he’s a very active youtuber, cranks out great content for you enjoyment. He’s quite the craftsman and has a great accent that I enjoy hearing since I don’t encounter many east coast accents living out west. He takes us on a tour of this cabin in 2012,(…)

Build a “better” brick rocket stove for $10 Video

Build a “better” brick rocket stove for $10 Video

Love these little stoves. They are great for cooking on because you only need to gather some twigs to get things hot and don’t burn your hands as easy as cooking on an open fire. Most of the world loves these for survival or grid down situations. Oh and there’s a bunch of missionaries that(…)

The Right Way To Test Batteries

The Right Way To Test Batteries

Don’t get ripped off buying used batteries! I try not to buy used when I can but sometimes a good deal on big batteries comes on Craigslist and I may buy them. A voltmeter is not enough to do a true test on a battery. You need a battery load tester and they don’t cost(…)

If You Haven’t Met Derek… You Need To – Tinker, Lyrist, Carpenter, Cartoonist

If You Haven’t Met Derek… You Need To – Tinker, Lyrist, Carpenter, Cartoonist

I’ve been talking to Derek Diedricksen online for a while now, I started following him after I read his Humble Homes Simple Shacks book i which he draws dozens of really cool shacks and shanties straight from the mind of of a 10 years old but way more thought out. Nearly three decades later and(…)

Tiny Survivalist Dorms from Frank Lloyd Wright

Tiny Survivalist Dorms from Frank Lloyd Wright

Since Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West- his winter home and school in the desert-, students have been living in canvas tents as an alternative dorm. It was direct study of nature and the land, both important elements of Wright’s organic architecture. Today the Shelter Program has evolved and students can design and build(…)

How I lived Off the Grid for a Year – Building My Log Cabin Video

How I lived Off the Grid for a Year – Building My Log Cabin Video

I just found Billy Rioux’s YouTube Channel – Bushcraft Historian Adventurer. lots of good wilderness content. He really knows his bushcraft and take you back 200 years as he revives skills from the first white explorers to set foot in Quebec. (Video Below) I like this guy already! English is not his first language, he’s(…)