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Every pickup truck owner has stories to tell. Watch Steve’s story about life with the two trucks he’s owned over the last 30 years on Manitoulin Island, and the great help they’ve been on the the Maxwell family homestead.


Ever thought of building your own home? Take a quick photo tour of the stone and timber house Steve built on Manitoulin Island.

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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 and Jake bring a rare Blanding’s turtle back to the lake.

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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.

From chicken to egg - raising leghorn chicks

Watch the transformation of day-old Leghorn chicks into full-fledged free-range laying hens.

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It’s herb harvest time on Manitoulin Island! Watch how homestead wife Mary harvests, bundles and dries this year’s herb bounty.


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.


Check out Steve’s list of mold control product numbers from various suppliers across North America. No need to rely on store clerks to find products they don’t know exist. Just give them the number if they’re baffled – and they often are!


Food security, great meals and a chance to save money. Root cellars are making a come-back for good reasons.