I wanted to compare how Texas homes fair to homes in colder northern states like Nebraska. What upgrades would make sense to get us to a more similar cold climate resilience?
Given the Texas freeze we had 2 weeks ago, I think we should spend some time evaluating how we here in Texas design homes for the cold. However, what does it mean when we say we should design for colder climates even in Texas?
Can we build walls better with more efficient materials and methods so they are easier for a family to DIY it? Consider having more efficient and function stacked materials; more manageable labor.
We lost power on Monday early morning. I woke up at 3:30am, and it was already cold. I estimate that we lost power at least an hour more than that, at 2:30am
My family and I have been looking at purchasing property outside of the metropolis we are in, here in Dallas TX. Plan B is to find acreage with no house on it. If we find one at the right price, here’s a list of projects we could put in that would help us transition a home into it:
A peek into how I designed a rabbitry plus chicken coop and run to suit the lifestyle design of an awesome homesteading client.
We need to consider how a home can be more secure at the onset of the design. We also need to have options to increasing security for homes that are already built-here are some ideas from an article by Jeff Cooper called “Notes on Tactical Residential Architecture”.
If you plan on a permaculture home, there will be a lot of time outside on your yard enjoying your land. You may have noticed it sucks when you come back inside and you end up tracking your dirt in the house, or you have no proper space to sit and sort of transition intoContinue reading “Mudrooms – improving your transition from garden to kitchen”
A home must be expandable. This also means that one can build at a more remote location more easily. Consider how homes were built back in the pioneering/homesteading days when a family would start with a basic shed and expand as their stability in their land was established. To build DIY remote homes we must consider this historically proven solution.
In the last week, protesters got into the Capitol building. An elected president of a world superpower has been censored. And pro-free speech social media app Parler has been attacked by the big tech companies (Apple, Google and Amazon).