From homestead-honey.com here.
A great site by and for homesteaders
Due to officially launch this Wednesday atop a midcentury parking deck on SCAD’s satellite campus in Midtown Atlanta, the SCADPad project brought together more than 75 students from various academic departments in the collaborative creation of a trio of tricked-out prototype tiny houses. Each SCADPad unit is roughly the size of a single parking spot (135-square-feet) and each sports an array of sustainable features including greywater gardens, 3D-printed toilets, custom-designed furniture, and much more. It’s an apropos locale if there ever was one given the car-centric nature of Atlanta, a sprawling metropolis where many residents truly do live in their cars.…"
Sent us by David Wills
Other homestead stuff: Cracks in the Asphalt is an inspiring book that I recommend to people living in any city. It puts together a bunch of the thriving gardens in San Francisco; I didn't know there were so many and that they were so well developed: http://www.akpress.org/cracksintheasphalt.html…The new catalogue from the North House Folk School has just arrived with its listing of summer classes on building, wood carving, boat building, fiber arts, basketry, clothing, outdoor skills, etc. It's at a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Superior and would be a great place to send one's kids for acquiring skills that will be useful for a lifetime: www.NorthHouse.org…The new Lehman's catalog is also in, with its unparalleled mix of tools for people of our ilk; trust me, send away for the catalog at: https://www.lehmans.com/requestcatalog.aspx As they say: "Simple Products for a Simpler Life." Yeah!…
The bantam hens work really well for us; the Golden Seabrights are not only (in my opinion) the most beautiful of chickens, inquisitive, perky, and friendly, but they lay surprisingly well. Once you have your own fresh eggs, you can't go back to store-bought.
The sod roof is doing well after the late rains.
My husband and I have been devoted followers of his blog and books for years. We opened Freedonia Mercantile & Design in 2009, partly due to your inspiration. I just thought this might be of some interest. We use reclaimed materials when possible and specialize in ferrocement and mosaic work. We live with our son in a 1920's 700sqft bungalow in Atlanta, Georgia. We hope you enjoy this recent client project of ours. This is a 10x10 art studio. For more pics and information go to www.vivefreedonia.com (a constant project to update/ improve website, so check back often.) Thank you for all you inspiration over the years!
Sloane Robinson Cheatham"
Homemade Sourdough Bread
"The shed is my escape from a house in which I am outnumbered by men.
I love arts and crafts, so I spend hours with scraps of fabric and ribbon, making cards and bunting for friends and family as gifts.
It’s 8ft by 10ft and is filled with colourful containers and piled with knick-knacks. I have a desk, chair and computer — and I painted fluffy white clouds on the ceiling.
Though the shed is my corner of girliness, there is one male who is allowed over the threshold, though — my Jack Russell, Mylo!…"
Photo by Martin Spaven
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"Once a day, just outside of Berlin, a giant ship passes by a small harbor, creating what some would call a perfect wave. Yet this unusual German point break is endangered, as the ship that’s been producing the wave is getting old, and will soon be replaced. With no known documentation of this wave being surfed, local Berliner, artist, and filmmaker, Ira Mowen (originally from Santa Cruz, California), has set out on a seemingly endless quest through the depths of German winter to ride this rare man-made wave into the annals of surf history before it is gone forever.…"