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Barndominiums—Reinventing the Rural Live-Work Space

Barndominiums, also known as “Barn Homes” or “Taj Mastalls,” are gaining popularity with landowners across the country.

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....

Aunique Ranch: A Horse Rancher’s Paradise in New Waverly, TX

If your dream is to move to the country and buy rural land to turn into a horse or cattle ranch, you know you have your work cut out for you.

How to Naturally Maintain Ponds and Lakes on Your Rural Property

You want a pond on your property, but how do you naturally prevent dense algae blooms and other forms of nutrient pollution? A company in the...

The Rural Landowner’s Guide to Earth Sheltered Homes

Could an earth sheltered house be right for you? An expert explains how these affordable alternative, energy-efficient homes are built.

The Best Way to Leave Land to Your Family Members

An expert offers tips about leaving land to your family members through rural estate planning.

7 Ways to Make Money Off Your Land While Hosting a Wind Turbine

Whether you have vacant land hosting a single turbine or limited land space after installing a turbine, don’t let that land go to waste.

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 does fire benefit landowners?

When uncontrolled fires occur, it can be easy to forget the benefits of fire on land and how it has changed landscapes for the better. Woodrow...

How to drought-proof your land

A permaculture expert shares 8 tips to prevent drought and conserve water on your rural property.