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springhouse, is a small building used for refrigeration once commonly found in rural areas before the advent of electric refrigeration. It is usually a one-room building constructed over the source of a spring. The water of the spring maintains a constant cool temperature inside the spring house throughout the year. In settings where no natural spring is available, another source of natural running water, such as a small creek or diverted portion of a larger creek, may be used.

A spring house is both effective and efficient as refrigeration for homesteaders without the cost of electricity or gas. The basics of how to build a spring house are similar to.

52 great ideas for increasing income from a small homestead. Excellent brainstorming resource for anyone with a mini homestead, or even a big backyard!

52 Ways to Make Money on a SMALL Homestead

52 great ideas for increasing income from a small homestead. Excellent brainstorming resource for anyone with a mini homestead, or even a big backyard!

A brilliant and unusual 26-year-old Amish man with a big vision.

This Twenty-Something Hopes to Unleash the Next Green Revolution

You can generate electricity using a hand-cranked or foot-operated device (left) or a modified bicycle. An inverter (right) changes the direct current into alternating current for use with many common household appliances.

Pedal-Powered Generators Save You Money - Renewable Energy

You can generate electricity using a hand-cranked or foot-operated device (left) or a modified bicycle. An inverter (right) changes the direct current into alternating current for use with many common household appliances.

The homestead Kitchen: Discover what’s involved in running an practical, efficient and organized homestead kitchen. Learn about tools, off grid appliances, wood stoves, cast iron cookware, pantries, sinks, cold storage and much more!

Learn about running an efficient and organized homestead kitchen: Tools, off grid appliances, wood stoves, cast iron, food storage and more!

I know it is not socially acceptable to talk about how much things cost or how much we spend, but I do want to give an accurate look into the cost of setting up a homestead.

Cost of Setting up a Homestead

I know it is not socially acceptable to talk about how much things cost or how much we spend, but I do want to give an accurate look into the cost of setting up a homestead.

the-dos-and-donts-of-choosing-heavily-wooded-land-for-your-homestead Homesteading  - The Homestead Survival .Com     "Please Share This Pin"

Want to create a homestead on your wooded land? Here are tips for making a thriving permaculture style homestead using the natural resources of a woodland. ~~~ Oh my goodness I could be EXACTLY like the Moodies and Traills!

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