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Paperback – 224 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 381 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718937
Pub. Date: 2018-10-09

About the Author

John Moody

John Moody is a homesteader and farmer, and is founder of Whole Life Services and CEO of Steader, an online video-based learning platform that brings the best practitioners to guide and inspire those who find the joy in raising and growing their own food. John speaks and presents at homesteading conferences and events and is a contributor to numerous magazines, journals, and websites. John, his wife, and their five children live, farm, and homestead on 35 acres in Kentucky.

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The Frugal Homesteader

Living the Good Life on Less

by John Moody



Foreword by Joel Salatin

Achieve your back-to-the-land dreams without breaking the bank 

Build your homesteading dreams with all the affordable DIY innovations, tips, and stories you need to successfully launch you on a path to self-sufficiency. Raise and grow your own food, connect with nature, and consume less while producing more!  The Frugal Homesteader’s Handbook is a fun, inspirational, and educational guide filled with a lifetime of learning that comes along with becoming a homesteader. Following dozens of successful families who have been motivated to make do, make new, and make more while saving money and living off the land, this book covers such topics as: 

  • Outfitting your garden 
  • Equipping your barn and outbuildings 
  • Protecting and providing for your animals 
  • Harvesting rainwater 
  • Heating with wood 
  • Foraging 
  • Producing more of what you need to thrive in harder times. 

Whether you’re just starting out and looking for new, sustainable, and affordable ideas, approaches, and techniques, or you’re a small-scale farmer in regenerative agriculture, The Frugal Homesteader’s Handbook is the DIY manual to help you succeed. 

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