The Frugal Homesteader

Living the Good Life on Less
New Society Publishers
  • erschienen am 18. Oktober 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 224 Seiten
978-0-86571-893-7 (ISBN)
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 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
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 is the DIY manual to help you succeed.
  • Englisch
  • Gabriola Island
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  • USA
  • Klebebindung
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  • Broschur/Paperback
150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Höhe: 193 mm
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  • Breite: 225 mm
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  • Dicke: 11 mm
  • 432 gr
978-0-86571-893-7 (9780865718937)
0865718938 (0865718938)
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John Moody is an award-winning homesteader and farmer. He is the 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 and his wife, along with their five children live, farm, and homestead on 35 acres in Kentucky.
Foreword by Joel Salatin



Money in the Yard

A Few Tools to Rule Them All: A Basic Tool Box

Wheelbarrow or Garden Cart?

Holidays, Birthdays, and Achieving a Homestead

1. In the Garden

Small Starts Lead to Success: Garlic in Boxes

Perennial Cardboard Plant Protectors

Easy Raised Beds with Slab, Scrap Wood, Straw Bales,

or Concrete Blocks

The Mess of Hay, Straw, Manure and Compost

Fencing and Mulching with Sheet Metal

Mineral Tote Growing Bins

Growing Up Instead of Out: Plant Cages,

Trellising, and More

Safety First

Turn Your Homestead Work into Wages

Pallet Propagation and Drying Tables

Compost Underneath the Tables


Extending the Seasons and Excluding Pests: Low Tunnels

Multi-Use Makes a Big Difference

Simple Garden Gate

Plastic Baggies and Pantyhose

Don't Underestimate the Danger of Drift

Information Box: Turn a Trampoline into Almost Anything

Basic Conversion

Where You Can Go from Here

2. For Your Animals


Keeping Them Fed and Watered

Kid-Sized Infrastructure

Keeping Animals Warm and Dry

Brooding, Roosting, and Bedding

Keeping the Bugs at Bay

Winter-Time Light and Water

Information Box: Climbing Rope

Tire Swing

Bale Toppling

Snow Cleaning

Load Securing

3. In the Barn and Workshop

Low-Cost Shelves, Quick Shelves

Tool Storage

"Oiled Sand" to Stop Rust and Protect Your Tools

Storing All Your Stuff

Let There Be Light

Information Box: The Many Uses of IBC Totes

Storing Kindling and Small-Sized Wood Scraps

Baker's Green Acre's Animal Feed Storage

Worm Compost

Animal Shelter or Chicken Brooder

So Many Other Uses

IBC Tote, Plastic Barrel, and Other

Material Safety Concerns

What About a Cage With No Tote

4. Outfitting Your Home

Trading Time for Money

Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Storing Your Surplus: Sloped Bucket Storage

from Scrap Wood

Can You Store What You Grow?

Turning Trash into Treasure

Pieces of Scrap Pipe to Move Heavy Objects

Cinder-Block Shelves

Two Pairs of Shoes

Paint Your Entire House for Under a Hundred Bucks?

Cutting the Cost on Good Clothes

Finding Appliances and Furniture

Other Great Places to Grab Furniture -

If the Amish Don't Come a-Calling

Information Box: Greenhouse Plastic

Covering Wood Piles

Solarizing Weeds

Low Tunnels

Cold Frames and Hot Boxes

5. Becoming More Self-Sufficient


What is the Best Animal?

Learn Plant Propagation

Truly Free Food: Foraging from the Homestead

Eat Your Yard Out: The Benefits of Edible Landscaping


Cooking When it Counts




Information Box: Combining Pieces and Projects

Pallets Plus Cattle Panels: Andy Buchler's

Animal Shelter

Sheet Metal or Greenhouse Plastic + IBC Tote

Cages for Wood Storage

Simple Outdoor Storage

Speeding Up Wood Seasoning

Caleb's Composite Bow

6. Sourcing and Resources

Construction Sites and Construction Supply Stores



You Have Not Because You Ask Not


Facebook and Facebook Marketplace


Barter Makes Friendships Better

Salvage and ReStores

Pawnshops and Similar Businesses

Salvage and Tear Down

Estate Sales, Auctions, and Farm Auctions

Online Auctions

Thrift Stores

Roadsides and Parking Lots

Your Local Landfill or Recycling Center

Automated Online Shopping


Final Note


About the Author

About New Society Publishers

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