If you’ve ever thought about starting your own farm or homestead but weren’t sure how to get started, follow Shannon and Stewart Stonger, two self-made homesteaders, and their plan on how to start and succeed at homesteading.
Shannon and Stewart left their home in the city and moved to an empty plot of land, with hopes of starting their own farm. Their research and experiences produced not only a successful and fruitful farm, but also a fully functional homestead, without modern conveniences. They’ll show you how they did it, and how you can do it too, all on a budget. You’ll learn how to plow your land, grow your own fruits and vegetables, create a viable water source for watering crops, harness energy from wind and the sun, preserve the harvest through canning and dehydration, raise livestock and much more.
These attainable, game-changing tips and projects will allow you to live a simple, debt-free life and start your own agricultural homestead, all with your own two hands.
About the Author
Shannon Stonger is the founder of Nourishing Days, a writer for Cultures for Health and the author of Traditionally Fermented Foods. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Shannon, Stewart and their family have lived on an off-grid homestead since 2011. They live in Santa Anna, 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