How to Create a Less Stressful Holiday Season

How to Create a Less Stressful Holiday Season

The holidays can bring joy and cheer to our homes and hearts. Unfortunately, they can also bring a lot of stress! Here are 3 tips to help you create a less stressful holiday season this year! How do the holidays make feel? Are you excited for the merriment and...
We’re Doing a “No Spend Month” & You Can Too!

We’re Doing a “No Spend Month” & You Can Too!

We are declaring October 2019: “No Spend Month”! We are challenging ourselves to save money, reassess our priorities and become more self sufficient! Want to join us?  *No Spend October has officially concluded but you can still learn about how to do your...
How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Sick of the heat and your air conditioning bill? We gave up air conditioning 3 summers ago and have no plans to go back! Here’s how we save money and stay cool without air conditioning!    Our house doesn’t have air conditioning.  Depending where you live,...
How to Find Free Homestead Supplies Using Craigslist

How to Find Free Homestead Supplies Using Craigslist

Homesteading can be expensive and you’ll need a lot of supplies! Luckily, there are ways to get free items! Find out how and why we use Craigslist to get tons of free homestead supplies!    I feel like our homestead should have a sign that says “Zenstead...
12 Side Hustles We Actually Use to Make Extra Money

12 Side Hustles We Actually Use to Make Extra Money

Side hustles are a great way to make extra money to improve your homestead, get out of debt and create a nontraditional source of income. Check out 12 side hustles that we have personally done (or are currently doing!) that help us live debt free on our homestead! How...
8 Ways We Saved Money on our Homestead Last Year

8 Ways We Saved Money on our Homestead Last Year

There are lots of creative ways to save money and reduce your homestead operating costs! Here are some of the ways that we saved money on our homestead in 2018! If you’ve been homesteading for any amount of time, you’ve probably come to realize that...