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How to Build a Pond or Lake on Your Rural Property

If you’re hoping to add a pond or lake to your property, there are many factors to consider and lots of planning to do. Our latest infographic...

Land ownership for beginners: Our favorite advice

You bought the land, now what? We take a look at the best advice we've collected about how to build on your land, establish landscaping and even...

9 steps toward self-sufficient landscaping

Permaculture expert Jessi Bloom offers her tips on ways to make your property more sustainable, self-sufficient and productive

How to find the right contractor for your land

You found your dream property, and now you're ready to build your homestead. But how do you find a good contractor? We get expert advice.

How to build your first treehouse

Remember when treehouses were just for kids?

How to build a pond or lake on your property

We interview a permaculture design expert about installing a water feature while avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes.

They've "goat" it good at this Florida goat farm

A couple turns a plot of timberland into the property of their dreams, a homestead with a Western-themed Florida  goat farm.