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Zachary lives with his wife, two sons and his wife's parents on An American Homestead deep in the mountains of the American Ozarks. They all moved there together in July of 2013 where they began to build the homestead. They are off-grid with the exception of a phone line.

IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100

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One of the biggest questions we get is how to get affordable housing on raw property. So you want to live off grid and build your own homestead? But you want to build your house yourself and do it right. What about living in a temporary shelter in the mean time? How about an affordable temporary housing option that will …

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How To Beat The Zika Virus Off Grid

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The national news media is loaded with stories on how the zika virus is coming to North America. What can we do to protect ourselves and family from the Zika virus and other viruses like West Nile? The Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. People with Zika virus disease can have symptoms that …

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Strawberries in the Gutter!

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I love the idea of non-traditional growing techniques. Especially the ones that prove themselves to work! Our homestead has tried lots of methods to grow food and some work better than others. But how are you going to find out what works best if you don’t try? There has been successes and failures for sure but with each outcome, you …

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Off Grid Pitcher Pump for the Homestead

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An American Homestead now has indoor plumbing thanks to this beautiful pitcher pump. Jaimie is excited to have all the water she needs right at her fingertips again. It’s a very easy pump to maintain and disassemble as demonstrated in the video. Enjoy!

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Papalo Seeds for Summer!

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Those of us who love cilantro in the summer with zesty salsa and salads are usually out of luck. Cilantro is usually bolting and not doing well at all in the high summer heats of the south. So by the time you have lots of shiny red tomatoes fresh from the garden, the cilantro has bolted and is about over …

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4 Quick Tips When Learning To Barter

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With our homestead and others around us, we are always bartering different things. Labor for labor or milk for eggs. Farmers and business owners have always participated in bartering throughout history. Some people think that bartering is a really complicated procedure. Come on, it was an economic system that was created without the use of modern technology. How hard can …

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What To Look For When Building A Homestead

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What are some of the things to look for when building a homestead? We get this question a lot and there are some definite things one should pay attention to when looking for land. And there are some hard questions one should ask before buying and building a homestead.   Please rate and review our video! User Rating: 5 ( …

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