Homestead Kitchen Tour: Homestead Honey
This week, I am featuring Teri from Homestead Honey in NE Missouri. Teri is taking us on a tour of her OUTDOOR homestead kitchen. How cool is that??
When we moved onto a piece of raw land last summer, one of our first priorities was setting up a kitchen space to use while we built our Tiny House. My husband put together a few shelves and an overhead tarp, and installed a sink with water running from our water catchment system! Although rustic, we found that we LOVED cooking in an outdoor kitchen, all summer long!
Our outdoor kitchen:
- Brings the heat outdoors. Cooking takes place outside, thus keeping our house cooler. This is particularly helpful when water bath or pressure canning!
- Our outdoor kitchen effectively doubles our kitchen space, which is super important for our tiny 350 square foot house
- We can watch the kids play in the yard or sandbox while we prepare meals
- As we’re still in the building phase of our homestead creation, an outdoor kitchen is really a necessity as we finish indoor projects
Our outdoor kitchen features a few simple wooden countertops, a large sink, a cooking station with a two-burner propane stove and a Rocket Stove, and large coolers to keep food. We also use a stainless steel rack and large rubbermaid containers to store food and pantry items. On sunny days, we bake with a Sun Oven.
*photo credit: Homestead Honey
Wow! I love the idea of an outdoor kitchen! We have plans to incorporate one in our back yard sometime in the future, and I think we will be referring back to these ideas from Teri!
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Want to take us on a tour of YOUR homestead kitchen??? Contact me at angi at areturntosimplicity dot com! (You do not have to have a blog to participate!)
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