alternative homes: Strawbale Alternative Homes Northern Arizona - 01/08/16 02:50 AM
Could You Live in a Strawbale Home on Rural Land?  When you have found that perfect piece of Rural Land in Northern Arizona in Willow Creek Ranch or at Spring Valley Ranches or in Cedar Hills Ranches for your retirement, your vacation spot, or your homestead and you’ve signed on the dotted line, you’ve put in your septic system and you’ve drilled your well, what next?  You could build a frame home, buy a mobile, bring in a re-possessed modular home or an affordable alternative is to build or buy a cob or strawbale home, we have 2 for sale at … (2 comments)

alternative homes: Platform Tents as Alternative Rural Housing - 01/08/16 02:48 AM
Could You Live in a Tent on Rural Land in Northern Arizona?How about living in a tent on own rural land.  What, that’s crazy!  Maybe not.  Tents on platforms create practical and comfortable dwellings in both cold and hot climates, many are used in African game lodges. 
North of the I-40, in Northern Arizona there are some very special parcels of rural land in mile-high juniper/pinon woodland. Many parcels of vacant land have no building restrictions.  It would be perfect to erect platform tents as homes on this rural Northern Arizona land.

A couple of years ago, I stayed at Nata Lodge near the Nata Bird … (1 comments)

alternative homes: Rural Alternative Homes: Yurts - 06/28/15 02:13 AM
Rural Northern Arizona Land Is Still Affordable.
You've bought your perfect rural land. Now what?
Yurt fragments have been dated at 5000 BC and have been continually and sucessfully used in a variety of climates. 
Yurts use compression and tension to form a freestanding, clear open structure.  At the top of the yurt, the hub or compression ring is under pressure from the rafters, which radiate out from it.
The rafters span out and down from the ring at a thirty-degree angle, and hook onto the main cable.  The main cable is a continuous loop, preset to the exact circumference of   … (1 comments)

alternative homes: Platform Tents: A Rural Alternative - 06/09/15 03:26 AM
 
 
You have bought your dream parcel of rural land in Northern Arizona, now what? There are many housing alternatives, especially in areas with no building restrictions.  One affordable idea is to buy and erect a platform tent!
How about living in a tent on own rural land.  All you would need is a septic system, a water source (a well or water delivery), a flat spot and a driveway into the property. Tents on platforms create practical and comfortable dwellings in both cold and hot climates, they are the way to go in African game lodges. 
in Northern Arizona there are varied parcels … (2 comments)

alternative homes: What About a Rural Strawbale Home? - 06/07/15 09:37 AM
What About a Rural Strawbale Home?  You've found that perfect piece of rural land in Northern Arizona for your retirement, your quiet vacation spot, or your homestead and you've signed on the dotted line. Your septic system and well are in, what next? It's time to build. Luxurious strawbale home on 40 acres in Mohave County, AZ.
You could build a frame home, buy a factory-built house, bring in a modular home, put up a plattform tent, erect a yurt or build a strawbale home.
Cob homes, an ancient version, is a mixture of straw, sand, and clay (similar to adobe … (0 comments)

alternative homes: Strawbale Homes in Northern Arizona - 04/22/15 01:36 AM
Right now there are two strawbale homes on rural land available near Kingman in Northern Arizona.  One is the 1478 sf, off -grid Thunderbird Ranch on 10 acres in the Cedar Mesa area south of the I-40.  It is listed at $137,000. This home, built in 2000, features an upgraded solar system and a 4000 gallon water tank.  The owners are planning to leave most of their furnishings. Click here for more information.
The other one is a luxurious home in Windmill Ranches. This home was built in 2009.  It has 2200sf of living space, a private well and an 8 … (1 comments)

alternative homes: Earthships: Alternative Homes for Rural Land - 04/23/14 09:14 AM
 “Earthship” is a registered trademark of Earthship Biotecture; the primary architect is Michael Reynolds who started experimenting with this type of home in 1970.  Earthships are designed to be of sustainable architecture (using indigenous and recycled materials), to rely on natural energy sources independent from the “grid” and to be feasible for the average person with no specialized construction skills to build. 
Most of these homes are characterized by being partially sunken into the earth, having many windows, and using earth-filled tires.   Earth-filled tires, though labor intensive, have high load-bearing capacity and are fire resistant. Rural Arizona Land to Build … (0 comments)

alternative homes: Could You live in a tent on rural land in Northern Arizona? - 03/17/13 11:15 PM
Could You live in a tent on rural land?
How about living in a tent on own rural land.  What, that’s crazy!  Maybe not.  Tents on platforms create practical and comfortable dwellings in both cold and hot climates, many are used in Africa game lodges. 
North of the I-40, in Northern Arizona there are some very special parcels of rural land in mile-high juniper/pinon woodland.  It would be perfect to erect platform tents as homes on this rural Northern Arizona land.
Last year I stayed at one in Nata Lodge near the Nata Bird Sanctuary in Botswana, Africa.  I thought, “oh no; I’m too tired for … (1 comments)

alternative homes: Could You Put a Yurt on Your Rural Northern Arizona Land? - 03/11/13 11:52 PM
Could You Put a Yurt on Your Rural Northern Arizona Land?
How about living in a yurt?  A modern version of this ancient structure (fragments found have been dated at 5000 BC) could be used as a home on your piece of rural land in Northern Arizona. 
Parcels of land between Kingman and Ash Fork along I 40 are for sale for as low as $750 an acre.
Yurts use compression and tension to form a freestanding, clear open structure.  At the top of the yurt, the hub or compression ring is under pressure from the rafters, which radiate out … (2 comments)

alternative homes: Could You Live in a Teepee in Northern Arizona? - 03/11/13 11:44 PM
Could You Live in a Teepee in Northern Arizona?
Teepees (tipis) as Alternative Rural Cabins in Northern Arizona
How about living in a teepee?  Have you ever dreamed of living in a teepee as an alternative rural cabin in Northern Arizona? 
It can be done; I've seen teepees in harsh North Dakota winters so our mild eight weeks of winter would be easy.  Modern teepees of all sizes and prices are now available.
The basic elements of a teepee are cover, liner, ozan (an interior drop ceiling), and poles.  The poles form the framework that supports the cover and provides a lattice … (4 comments)

alternative homes: Can You Build or Erect an Alternative Rural Home in Northern Arizona? - 03/11/13 11:41 PM
Can You Build an Alternative Rural Home in Northern Arizona?
Rural Northern Arizona property owners have varied uses for their land -- some living off grid, some homestead, some vacation, some hunt and some just play. The parcels in the link above are in a beautiful mile-high strip of juniper/pinon woodland just north of I-40 perfect for all those uses. 
If you are a prepper or are someone who loves the outdoors, fresh air and privacy of your own get-a-way property, this rural land in Northern Arizona is for you.  
Can I Build or Erect an Alternative Rural Home … (9 comments)

 
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