The Doable Off-Grid Homestead: Cultivating a Simple Life by Hand . . . on a Budget (Paperback)
Start Your Own Off-Grid Homestead the Simple, Budget-Friendly Way
If you’ve ever thought about creating your own family homestead but weren’t sure how to get started or if it were even possible, Stewart and Shannon Stonger have been there and can help guide your way. They left their home in the city and moved to an empty plot of land with hopes of building a more sustainable way of life. Their years of research, limited budget, creativity and pursuit of their dream produced effective solutions that have taken them step by step to an independent, debt-free and off-grid homestead. In this book, they share how they did it to help others take the first steps in achieving their simple life dreams.
You’ll learn how to build inexpensive infrastructure, harness energy from the sun, manage an off-grid home, grow vegetables in tough conditions, preserve the harvest, build an earthbag root cellar, raise beginner’s livestock and so much more. These attainable, game-changing tips and projects have allowed Stewart and Shannon to live a simpler, more rewarding life with their children. If they can do it, so can you!
About the Author
Stewart and Shannon Stonger are the founders of the blog Nourishing Days. Shannon is the author of Traditionally Fermented Foods and homeschools their five children, while Stewart works in web design and day labor in between building their off-grid homestead. The Stongers live with their children and an ever-growing number of barnyard animals on a five-acre off-grid homestead in central Texas.
“I have yet to see an off-grid resource as actionable and practical as this one. Stewart and Shannon have gone above and beyond in providing a realistic roadmap for aspiring off- gridders. This is a title I will be sharing with my homesteading tribe for many years to come!”
—Jill Winger, founder of The Prairie Homestead and author of The Prairie Homestead Cookbook
“This book lives up to its title, making a small-scale homestead feel doable. This may just be the tipping point that sends you off in search of your own little plot of land.”
—Kris Bordessa, founder of Attainable Sustainable
“I loved this book. It reminded me that we are made who we are by the work we do and that significant things come from small steps.”
—Rhonda Hetzel, founder of Down to Earth and author of Down to Earth and A Simple Home
“If you’ve moved from dipping a toe into the world of homesteading to feeling ready to take the full plunge, then The Doable Off-Grid Homestead is the deep dive you need. Rife with practical, affordable solutions and projects for resilient, self-sufficient living, this book is the ideal companion for actualizing your dreams of off-grid homesteading.”
—Ashley English, author of The Essential Book of Homesteading