8 How we found our remote backwoods home By Jackie Clay
After searching for a new homestead in Alaska and British Columbia, having deals fall through, dealing with bureaucracy, and nearly losing a huge part of their savings, Jackie Clay and her family finally found the home they were looking for in a mountain valley outside of Wolf Creek, Montana.
13 Day by day with Jackie Clay By Jackie Clay
In this companion piece to the feature article, Jackie Clay lets us take a glimpse into her diary where she recorded the daily events that mark her first days in her new Montana home.
28 Homestead helpers By Charles Sanders
60 Go East...young man By John Whight
Contrary to the age-old wisdom on which this country was founded, Whight suggests you not move west to where the crowds are going, but go east—to Maine.
62 Lye soap making in the modern home By Steve German
72 Weave your own basket from natural vines By Marcella Shaffer
36 A passive solar-heated tower house By Stephen Heckeroth
This 2,000-square-foot, six-story private home was designed with a 350-square-foot greenhouse/sun space. It is heated by the sun, cooled by natural ventilation.
44 7 solar water heating system designs By Michael Hackleman
In an interview with Rob Harlan, Michael and Rob discuss the pros and cons of various active and passive water heating systems and include the relative costs of each.
32 Homeschooling through high school By Janet Leake
67 Cooking lamb with style By Richard Blunt
Farm and garden
26 Storing tender bulbs By Tom Kovach
26 Storing vegetables By Tom Kovach
22 Start a jug band for $100 or less By Don Fallick
The old days
31 Grandpa's justice By Tom Kovach