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6 Tips to Maintain Plant and Wildlife Diversity when Clearing Your Land

Hasty decisions about what to remove when clearing new property for trails and other enhancements may result in less than satisfactory results....

7 Tips for Starting a Master-Planned Garden on Your Land

Before making any drastic changes to your land, draft a master plan for your garden and move carefully to reach your ultimate goal.

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.