Beating Non-food Inflation
With annual inflation at seven percent, we look at how you can save money on non-food items and services.
Comeback of the Courtyard House
The pandemic, soaring cost of housing and environmental concerns are renewing interest in courtyard houses, albeit on a miniature scale.
Making Your Own Family Museum
Making a family museum is a perfect way to teach your family about your heritage in a fun way.
Wrapping gifts beautifully can help take the edge off of social distancing during the holidays.
Inventory App and Sticker Dots
Use sticker dots and an easy inventory app, Enough Stuff, to keep track of your food supplies, toiletries and other stuff of all kinds.
Private Paradises Amid Adversity
Sheltering at home has been accompanied by an outpouring of creativity that can help us cope with adversity and shape our future.
Dispatches from the Home Front
This photo essay shows what it is like to be a typical American family sheltering at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Home is a Destination, Too
Need a five-minute stress reliever while sheltering at home? See these photos of my beautiful mountain village of Mapleton, Utah.
Let’s Get to Work - From Home
Remote work is one of the best ways to limit the coronavirus and keep the economy going. Here's a guide to how to work from home.
Reclaimed Wood Gets A New Life
Japanese carpenters say that wood gets a new life when it is made into a new form. See some new of these new lives.
Easy Home Maintenance App
Two home owners created the Home Gnome app to track when to do home maintenance tasks. The iOS app is available at the App Store.
Mantel from Reclaimed Wood
Making a fireplace mantel from a reclaimed log requires mounting it so the supporting wall will bear its weight.
When Simplicity is a Necessity
Simplicity is a necessity for disabled people. The accessible design of some great products exemplifies this characteristic.
The Round Door Arrives
The Thoughtful House's round door has arrived and been installed. Our video and blog celebrate round architecture.
Nails had to be extracted from reclaimed timbers to be used in constructing The Thoughtful House.
Video of the slabs being poured for The Thoughtful House, which has a basement/slab-on-grade combo.
The Thoughtful House will use some recycled timber from a pioneer cabin.
The Thoughtful House’s Foundation
Watch our video of a skilled crew building the foundation for The Thoughtful House.
Excavation of The Thoughtful House
This story begins with a hole in the ground - a nasty, dirty, wet hole.
Finding a Place to Call Home
It took four years to find a site for the Thoughtful House. Here's how we did it.
Breaking ground for a house calls for a construction party.
Construction begins on The Thoughtful House after four years of planning and preparation.
Enhance your life and dig deeper with apps and books
The Enough Stuff inventory app for iOS helps you keep track of how much you have of items so you don't buy more of them than you need.
The all-in-one iOS app that's a gardening calendar, gardening journal, gardening to-do list and source of gardening information.
The iOS app that helps you keep track of what tasks you need to do and when to do them to maintain your home well all year long.