Wood fired hot tub are the best hot tubs out there. Why? They don’t need extreme chemicals because you drain the water after each use. They don’t use electricity. And they use a fire to heat the water, which creates a cozy and romantic aura. They’re also easy to operate. It only requires two simple …
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Pros and Cons of Airbnb Hosting
Hosting on Airbnb means sharing what is most loved by you with others — your home. Clearing Farm has been on Airbnb since 2014. It’s an amazing platform because Airbnb transforms your space/home into something that strangers can enjoy as well. It’s rewarding on a personal level to welcome people into your life like this. …
Solar Power: A Guide To Green Energy For Your Family Home
Part of homesteading and rural living not only involves getting away from the city, but also for many people it means going off the grid and living in a green, self-sufficient way. The sun is one of our greatest resources, and it’s there for the taking — provided you can figure out how to make …
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How to Buy Land: A Checklist for Buying a Rural Property
Are you thinking about buying a house, cabin, ranch or farm in the rural country?
How to Design a Modern Farmhouse Bathroom
Here we explain through sketches, photographs, and inspiration boards on how we designed and built our modern farmhouse bathroom.
Expert Tips on How to Buy Furniture
Here’s our official guide on how to buy furniture for your own home on any budget.
How to Use a Wood Burning Stove
How do you use a wood burning stove? How do you light a fire with one and create an efficient and natural heating system for the whole house?
How to Make a Cozy Bedroom
To get away from the world there is no better place to go than your bedroom. A good night of sleep in a comfy bed is perhaps the best vacation you can go on in this hectic modern world of ours. Sleep, really relaxation in general, is the best medicine you can give yourself and …
Fun Things to Do in Fall/Autumn in Upstate New York
A quick overview of what to do during the most magical season of the year.
Where Do I Find Fresh Food?
Local food is abundant at Clearing Farm. This guide details all the best farmers markets, local stores, and food producers nearby so you can enjoy the most delicious and fresh food during your stay.