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Sarah Asp Olson

Sarah is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Delta Sky, Country's Best Cabins, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and more. Sarah has written about everything from rural cabin life and home decor trends to higher education and the country music scene in Norway. Check out some of her work at

Recent Posts

How to Buy Land

The prospect of buying land is a lot less intimidating when you understand the basic process. To help, we asked a broker and land specialist, and...

Should You Get a Donkey for your Rural Land?

Thinking of getting a donkey as a guard animal, draft equine, or companion? We talked to an expert from the Donkey and Mule Society to find out...

Guinea Fowl 101

Known as the “security alarm of the country,” these birds aren’t your typical backyard chickens. Here’s what you need to know to get started in...

The Buzz About Beekeeping: How to Start A Hive of Your Own

Expert beekeepers offer 5 tips to help you start your hive.

7 Pros and Cons of Being Your Own General Contractor

Would you be able to serve as the general contractor for your own home? Experts explain the work involved in self-contracting.

How to Start Your Own Multi-Family Compound

Whether you’re looking to share responsibilities, launch a business, or just spend more time together, we’ll give you the tools you need before...

Using Architectural Salvage to Build Your New Home

Looking to give your new build a vintage feel? Here are a few tips on how to incorporate architectural salvage and used building materials into...

How the Land Buying Process Works from Offer to Close

Need help understanding the process of buying land? We asked expert land broker Lem Lewis to walk us through what happens between finding your...

How One Couple Built the Barn Event Venue of Their Dreams | Rethink:Rural Blog

Discover how one couple transformed their property by building a barn event venue for weddings and other parties, and their advice for how you...

How to Date in the Country

Rural dating isn't impossible! The owner of Luxe Matchmaking shares tips her company uses to help people find a match while dating in the country.