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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 Moodyis the founder of Whole Life Services and Whole Life Buying Club. He is the CEO of Steader and the Executive Director of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Involved with farming, food, and homesteading over the last decade, including running an elderberry syrup business, John is a well-known speaker at numerous conferences and events, such as Mother Earth News and Wise Traditions. He won the 2013 Weston A. Price activist of the year award and is one of two old timers and five rambunctious kids who farms and homesteads 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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