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You Buy a House, But You Earn a Homeplace

Jim Mize shares how his family rebuilt a homeplace that has been in the family since the 1800s.

How Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Will Help You Turn Your Land into a Wildlife Paradise

The FWC offers two free programs to help Florida landowners attract, nurture and protect wildlife on their property.

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.

Home Protection Tips for Rural Properties

Crime in rural areas is significantly lower than that in urban areas, but taking these  steps to protect your investment in your property will...

Diversify Your Rural Land With Bubble Tents

Owning rural land affords land owners incredible opportunities for diversification and multiple streams of income.

How to Build Your Chicken First Aid Kit and Sick Bay | Rethink:Rural

When it comes to raising chickens, knowing the basics of chicken first aid and sick bays are essential skills to learn. The Chicken Chick®, Kathy...

Raising Chickens: 10 Things to Know for Your Flock

Raising chickens can be a perfect part of your hobby farm or homestead, but how do you get started? Here are a few top tips from The Chicken...

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...

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...