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Tiny House Southfork, Colorado

Tiny House Southfork, Colorado

Colorado is one of the leading states in the tiny house movement in the United States.This state has over 20 builders who have built tiny houses, has an annual  Colorado Tiny House Festival in Brighton, and a Colorado Tiny House Association that advocates for the...

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Back to Fort Union’s Past Photo essay

Back to Fort Union’s Past Photo essay

There are artifacts to see at this national monument - wagon wheels and wagons, an empty jail, cannons, latrines, a visitor center, the only hospital for five hundred miles, ruts where wagons followed the Santa Fe Trail, pieces of adobe buildings that were once...

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Fort Union Santa Fe Trail

Fort Union Santa Fe Trail

Near Watrous, New Mexico, I have always sped past an I-25 highway sign that reads simply, " Fort Union . " This trip, I exit, and follow the Old Santa Fe Trail that brought people west in the eighteen hundreds looking for opportunity. After the Civil War, poor folks,...

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Charlie’s Birdhouse Back Yard ready

Charlie’s Birdhouse Back Yard ready

It takes skill to build a birdhouse. I didn't get a builder's tour but this birdhouse comes with a sturdy shingle roof, spacious front porch, and a back door that can be opened to clean inside. The home's front door is a round hole, big enough for a small sparrow to...

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Nesting Bird- Video Arizona Home for Sale

Nesting Bird- Video Arizona Home for Sale

In the front courtyard of a vacant home for sale in Fountain Hills, Arizona, a bird has made her nest in a God's flowing locks.. She, quietly, doesn't move as I peek through the house windows into sad, empty rooms where someone used to live. By the time this house is...

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Roots Building a storage shed

Roots Building a storage shed

The things of man start with an idea. Either you are hungry, uncomfortable, scared, envious, or in love.  Sometimes you are just bored and want to change because you can. Chip and Lori want to live simple and live free as far from civilization as they can...

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Nowhere, Arizona Not at the end of the dirt road, but almost

Nowhere, Arizona Not at the end of the dirt road, but almost

Nowhere is a place too. Nowhere is often a remote, uninteresting, nondescript place, a place having no prospect of progress or success, obscure, miles from anything or anyone. Nowhere is often a place no one else wants to be, a place that offers no comfort, no wealth,...

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Grand Canyon State Welcomes You Building a shed

Grand Canyon State Welcomes You Building a shed

Henry David Thoreau got tired of his rat race in the 1800's and retreated to Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts to live a simpler life. As a transcendentalist, he believed getting close to nature would get him closer to truth, wisdom, God, and peace. He built...

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LaFonda Hotel Part of the Santa Fe History

LaFonda Hotel Part of the Santa Fe History

The LaFonda Hotel has been a fixture in Santa Fe going back decades. The current hotel was built in 1922 on a downtown site where the first Santa Fe hotel was built in 1607 when Spaniards came to town. It is on the register of the Historic Hotels of America, was once...

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House Car Home Sweet Home

House Car Home Sweet Home

This home on wheels was originally owned by a couple from Louisiana who traveled from town to town with a carnival. They sold kewpie dolls and prizes, and, as far as we know, lived as happy as the Old Lady who lived in a Shoe. Inside, it is roomy enough for a couple...

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Campout at McDonalds Four thirty in the morning

Campout at McDonalds Four thirty in the morning

  Sometime last night this homeless statistic rolled her shopping cart onto Ronald McDonald's premises and parked it.  The Albuquerque homeless problem is ubiquitous even if un-employment is low and jobs are rumored to be everywhere. Most  intersections...

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