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Living Space Landscapes

Nice article.
Don’t forget about the landscaping. I feel there is so many fun and creative ways to improve a homes landscaping to be sustainable and green.

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Dana Veach

@ Mrsobbs ...Impressive! My sister and I have also been building our own homestead for the past 10 years. Ours isn't nearly as large or of nearly the "quality" yours is...iti's much more of a small cabin. But it's a satisfying process all the same. I love the clay plaster you've been able to use...would have loved to be able to do that with our place, but not possible. I read your blog account...thanks for sharing all the photos and explanatory notes!

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Lynne

Urban wood reuse is on the rise, and is a sustainable option for some wood needs in building and remodeling. In the Chicago area, Horigan is one company, but a growing number of cities have such businesses.

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