Are you one of those people who love seeing birds fly in and out of your yard? For many homeowners, a birdhouse is a good addition to their yard as it provides a safe haven for their feathered friends, aside from being a place to raise their young. can also be a good do-it-yourself project; […]
We’d always liked country life…growing things…open space around us. We wanted to stay active in our senior years. Life in a condo or golf course community just didn’t appeal to us.
What tips would you give someone thinking about moving to a rural area?
Make sure you really want the life—not just to visit, but to live it day after day. You may have to go cut up a windfall tree when you’d rather be watching a football game. Or you might need to check on a sick animal when you’d really love to stay in bed another couple of hours. You may miss shopping, takeout or restaurant dining, city entertainment, or big league sports events.
How much change can you comfortably make? This goes for yourself, your family and anyone else that will be moving with you.
A nestbox, from the name itself, is a man-made box or enclosure that is used as a place for animals, such as specific mammals and birds, for nesting. Birdhouses for birds are different-sized nesting boxes typically made from wood, and sometimes metal. These boxes are built to look like small houses, and are made creatively […]
For many people, working from home is a dream come true. It means more flexibility in your schedule, fewer distractions while you power through projects, and less overall stress in life thanks to the peace and quiet of solitude. However, there are benefits to working in an office and being surrounded by coworkers, including the […]
Opportunities to work from home are rapidly expanding, and that’s good news for people who want to enjoy the perks of rural living without sacrificing their careers. A report by Global Workplace Analysis indicates telecommuting in the U.S. rose almost 80 percent from 2005 to 2012, and in a recent survey, 34 percent of business […]
Working from home is a great option for those of us who don’t work well amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy office. Even with all the great benefits, there often comes a time when you need to pick up your laptop and get out of the house. But without an office to go […]
There are so many different ways of life that it is hard to imagine one that is dramatically different from your own. In this article we will discuss living in the country and best rural places to live. Then there is the popular topic of homesteading, including declaration of homestead and modern homesteading skills to […]