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18 Steps to Build a Custom Home in Nassau County, FL

Custom home builder Steve Johnson walks us through the steps to build a house on land in Nassau County, Florida, from choosing the land to moving...

How to Clear Out Land for Your Homestead

What kind of tractor do you need to carve out your homestead on a timber tract? We walk you through the process of clearing land with the help of...

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...

Mushroom Farming for Fun and Profit on Your Rural Land

Could mushroom farming be the ideal way to put your rural land to use? Best-selling author and medicinal mushroom expert Tradd Cotter shares how...

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

One couple shares their story of buying their dream property and turning it into a horse breeding and sales business, a haying operation and a...

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.