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Inventory App and Sticker Dots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Round Door Arrives

The Thoughtful House's round door has arrived and been installed. Our video and blog celebrate round architecture.

Nail Party

Nail Party

Nails had to be extracted from reclaimed timbers to be used in constructing The Thoughtful House.

Concrete Slabs

Concrete Slabs

Video of the slabs being poured for The Thoughtful House, which has a basement/slab-on-grade combo.

Recycled Timbers

Recycled Timbers

The Thoughtful House will use some recycled timber from a pioneer cabin.

The Thoughtful House’s Foundation

The Thoughtful House’s Foundation

Watch our video of a skilled crew building the foundation for The Thoughtful House.

Excavation of 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

Finding a Place to Call Home

It took four years to find a site for the Thoughtful House. Here's how we did it.

Construction Party

Construction Party

Breaking ground for a house calls for a construction party.

Construction begins

Construction begins

Construction begins on The Thoughtful House after four years of planning and preparation.

Enhance your life and dig deeper with apps and books

Enough Stuff

Enough Stuff

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.

Green Thumbometer

Green Thumbometer

The all-in-one iOS app that's a gardening calendar, gardening journal, gardening to-do list and source of gardening information.

Home Gnome

Home Gnome

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.