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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 http://www.sarahaspolson.com.

Recent Posts

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.

The Painted Churches of Texas

Though unassuming from the outside, these four churches, less than a two-hour drive from Austin, boast awe-inspiring interiors.

Rural Internet Options: How to Connect in the Country

Looking for high-speed internet in a rural area? Even in the country, there are options. We review four of the best methods to get connected in...

7 Funding Options For Small Farms

Whether you’re a hobby farmer dabbling in organic produce or looking to launch a full-scale operation, these government-backed loan and grant...

Homesteading for Health: How Country Life Can Heal

A commitment to healthy living and simplicity on the homestead helped this family improve their son’s health and quality of life.

Tips From The Ladies Behind Ladies Homestead Gathering

Being a woman on the homestead can be challenging if you don't know other homesteaders. The Ladies Homestead Gathering aims to make things easier...