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The Simple Home : A month-by-month guide to self-reliance productivity and contentment - Rhonda Hetzel

The Simple Home

A month-by-month guide to self-reliance productivity and contentment

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2016
ISBN: 9780670079025
Number Of Pages: 312

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'Being in charge of your own life, and making decisions based on what you want to do rather than what you have to do, gives you a rare kind of contentment and shows you that every ordinary day offers magnificent opportunities.'

In The Simple Home, award-winning blogger and author Rhonda Hetzel shares the practical side of a simple life. Encouraging you to make what you need and look after what you own, she lays out a year of simple-living projects, with a set of valuable skills to learn each month. This is an inspiring, indispensable guide if you want to slow down, take stock of your life and find pleasure and satisfaction in your home.

About the Author

Rhonda Hetzel is a retired journalist and technical writer best known for her award-winning blog, 'Down to Earth'. Rhonda lives with her husband, Hanno, on the Sunshine Coast, where they happily tend a food garden, gather eggs and occasionally look after grandchildren. Rhonda is a keen volunteer worker and is often found presenting simple-living workshops in her community. She won the Green Lifestyle magazine's Local Green Hero Award in 2014. Rhonda is the author of bestseller Down to Earth (2012) and Penguin Special, The Simple Life (2014).

SO worth the wait.


Another wonderful book by Rhonda Hetzel, GREAT advice, recipes, references and ideas for living simpler, cleaner, healthier and with less clutter. Just delightful.



Beautifully written book


I love this book. Each day I open up at a random page and find a new item of interest.



Love this book easy to read


This book is very easy to read. I constantly go back to recipes and looking for guidance on little changes to make

Queensland Australia


Absolutely loved reading this book!


This book was just what I was looking for, as I have been feeling the need to simplify my life. It describes ways that we can incorporate less consumption into our busy lives. It has prompted me to disconnect from social media (something I don't even miss now!) and to spend more time caring for the ones I love spending my time with. It will be a book I will keep as a handy reference. I also loved reading Down to Earth by the same author.

Canberra, Australia


Not worth it


I thought it would have more useful tips, but really, nothing my mum hadn't already taught me. I learnt a couple of tools, but nothing ground breaking.



I would buy this book again and again


Book 2 a follow up from rhondas also beautiful down to earth book.Not only beautifully presented but so useful and just full of amazing help and tips. I would buy every one of these nooks. Just so enjoyable.

Brisbane ,Australia


Good book


Helps you plan the runnning of your household.

Coffs Harbour


An easy guide


A beautiful tangible book. Rhonda writes in a way that makes you feel like your sitting down together sharing all things homely over a cup of tea.

Blackbutt, Qld


True words are spoken - The simple home - Believe It


Monthly planner, Guide to self reliance and contentment, believing in yourself. Love it.

Cairns AU


A picture is worth a thousand words.


It has some great practical advice on how to make your own "green" products. Compared with the first book "Down to earth" I found the photography quite disappointing.




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ISBN: 9780670079025
ISBN-10: 0670079022
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st March 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.6  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 23.5
Edition Number: 1