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 the Stongers to live a simpler, more rewarding life with their children. If they can do it, so can you!