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Urban and rural sustainable homesteading in the desert southwest

Archive for March 2010

The Value of Multi-Tasking

March 17, 2010

I mentioned in my previous post that I had a plan for finishing the Cabana. The issue, you’ll recall, is that I plan to build a second main house as my retirement home, so I don’t want to spend too much money on the Cabana. However, there’s always the possibility that I could lose my […]

Whoo-hoo! Money!

March 16, 2010

After two long months, I finally received my income tax refund … a hefty chunk of change due to the $8000 home-buyer tax credit for my purchase of a condo last year. The first thing I did is pay off my credit card balance: I am now free of credit card debt! To maintain this […]

Building a house, a cabinet, and food storage

March 16, 2010

My build date is fast approaching for the Cabana. End of April, to be exact. I’ve sent out requests for quotes on lumber packages to a couple semi-local places, and already heard back on one (albeit only to request where the location of the build would be). I’m hoping to have the quotes by the […]