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We’re Jonathan & Ashley Longnecker. We love travel, food, earthbags, homeschool, tattoos, dreads, adventure, living simply, and our 4 amazing kids!

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Off-Grid Desert Homestead

Our traveling and boondocking adventures led us to buy 11 acres of raw, unfinished land in the high desert of SE Arizona. We're literally building our homestead from the ground up using natural and sustainable alternative techniques like earthbag, water catchment, solar power, and more.

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Vintage Airstream Remodel

After a year of full-time travel we sold our brand new 5th wheel, bought a 1972 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht and completely renovated it for boondocking and off-road travel.

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Casa de Caca - Hyperadobe Composting Toilet Outhouse

Jonathan Longnecker Jonathan Longnecker / February 15, 2023

It's been too long, earthbags! That's right, we're kicking up a brand new hyperadobe earthbag mini project as we wait for warmer weather and finalize our house plans. This composting toilet outhouse will be based on Watershed Management Group's AZ approved system with our own twist, of course :)

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Permaculture Berms & Swales

Jonathan Longnecker Jonathan Longnecker / July 06, 2022

It's time for a new, very important project here on the Tiny Shiny Homestead! Berms and Swales will help us protect our property from flooding, wind, and fire while providing a way to catch, store, and divert water.

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ShelterLogic Tent Permanent Rebuild for High Winds & UV in the Desert - Barn Doors, Earthbags, Metal Panels, & Solar

Jonathan Longnecker Jonathan Longnecker / June 08, 2022

Welcome, friends! We've spent the last several weeks re-building our ShelterLogic Garage-in-a-Box tents to withstand the high UV and 100+mph wind events of the high desert here on our off-grid desert homestead. We did this by building barn door facings, hyperadobe earthbag walls, adding metal roofing panels, and giving them their own mini solar powered systems for good measure.

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