Rural Real Estate

Modern Homesteading, Rural Living and Self-reliance – Where to Start

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I love what I do – working from home, growing some of our own food, and connecting with folks around the world who are either just planning or just embarking on their journey towards rural living and/or increased self-reliance. These are ‘out of the box’ people who live outside the status quo.  They don’t take […]

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How to Avoid Theft from Your Rural Property – A Checklist

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Our new neighbours, not yet even moved in, recently had most (if not all) of their winter fire wood supply stolen at some point in the night.  Our properties are far enough apart, and uphill from us with a creek and hill between, that we didn’t hear a thing. It was going to be their […]

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Have You Heard? Country Living Ain’t So Quiet After All

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Ah, life in the country.  It’s the stuff of countless novels and songs, waxing poetic about the graces that come from living out amongst the birds and the trees.  Yours truly has even been guilty of making it sound all fluffy and romantic on occasion (amongst all the talk of mice and predatory cats, but […]

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Rural Property – 5 Ways to Give Rural Real Estate the Safety Test

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It’s getting cold here.  The ground is rock solid frozen and we’ve gone full into ‘winter mode’.  Now that we’ve got livestock (chickens), it adds a whole new dimension to preparing our rural property to keep everyone (and everything) safe and secure through the chilly months.  But it’s not just in the winter when things […]

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Our Little Log Cabin has been Featured at Motherearthnews.com!

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Just a quick note – our little antique hand-hewn log cabin has been featured on the main Mother Earth News site – in two places!!  Here are the links: Mom and Son in a 650 Square Foot Cabin – It Exudes Cozy and a Whole Lotta Love 5 Solutions to Living Without Closets – from […]

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How To Live on a Rural Property Even if You Can’t Afford It

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I’m a lucky duck.  When I decided it was time to pack up city life and settle onto a rural property, I had land to come to – a homestead site purchased by my family probably 15 years prior. But what if you don’t have that plot to escape to and the economy has taken […]

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