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Compact Waterfront Cottage

Using a beautiful lakeside site example, Steve Maxwell reveals four pivotal strategies that can help anyone interested in building elegantly and efficiently with minimal environmental impact.

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Have you ever wondered what you can do about window condensation? Steve Maxwell talks about how the R-value of window glazings is about more than just saving energy.

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Watch as Steve uses a heavy duty breathable building wrap typically used on roofs and how fast it’s attached using a cap stapler.

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Spending too much on heating? Got inadequately insulated walls in an older home? This little-known DIY technique just may be the easiest and least disruptive way to fix the deficiency and save money.

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Do you dream of building your own cabin or tiny house? Need plans and hands-on construction help with videos? Download a free preview of Steve’s cabin building course – Cozy Cabin. It’s the next best thing to having Steve work side-by-side with you on your site.

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Watch Steve’s quick video on how to cut and install fancy cedar sidewall shingles as an artistic accent to any exterior siding installation.

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Let Steve show you what goes into a great new deck or deck finish. You won’t find this information anywhere else on the web.

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Let Steve Maxwell show you why your upstairs bedrooms are always so hot in summer – even with air conditioning running full tilt – and what you can do to solve the problem.

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Check out Steve’s detailed information on how to avoid the typical grief homeowners face when they choose outdoor wood stain poorly. It’s actually an easy mistake to make unless you understand the challenge.

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Dread setting up your seasonal water system? There is a simple and easy way.

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