The Shanty: A Charming Self-Built Cabin in Remote Montana

Nestled in the heart of Montana’s wilderness lies a hidden gem that has become a haven for those seeking tranquility and a chance to reconnect to nature and to each other. Known as “The Shanty,” this self-built cabin stands as … Read More

Monetizing an Old Skill

When old skills return back into your life and you find ways to monetize them. … Read More

Notes from the edge of a (business) cliff

*Deep breath P.S. We’re about to share some pretty vulnerable things, which are hard to do for both humans and business owners alike. In the hopes that this sheds some light for current and future entrepreneurs, so here we go… … Read More

5 Lessons on Death and Grief at The Hohnstead

It happens to everyone… On May 5, we’ve lost our beloved pet Slonik, who was our best friend, our reason to come home early, reason to get outside during COVID era while in Korea, our travel companion, grandmothers’ favorite grandkid … Read More

Preparing and Canning Tomato Sauce from Garden Tomatoes

In this post, we’re going over how to prepare and pressure can tomato sauce from our Hohnstead’s garden tomatoes. … Read More

How We Take Care of this Wild Montana Forest

Check out how Alla and Garrett take care of their wild Montana forest. … Read More

Harvesting Tomatoes in Our Forested Montana Garden

The joy of gardening for a city girl, who moved to a homestead. … Read More

A Beautiful Timelapse of a Montana Sunset in 4K

Hey there, nature lovers! Winter in Montana has been moody and cold, at least when Garrett and I were still there back in late November. This video was created right before we left and I’m so glad that we did. … Read More

Building of a tiny A-frame cabin (part 2)

Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for an updated look at our rigging system (completed in June 2018) Want to see more of our awesome Montana Airbnb retreats (we’ve built 3 – The Shanty, the Blind, and the A-frame), … Read More

The making of “A tiny A-frame” (Part 1 of 2)

To me, tiny houses are fascinating with their ability to fit most necessities in small spaces, while utilizing transformer furniture or other clever storage possibilities. I love browsing through Pinterest, clipping ideas under the “Future Tiny Home” folder, or discovering … Read More

DIY Creative Family Photography Session

Take a creative family photography session with less than $50 in materials. … Read More