DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner Ways to Build a Self Reliant Lifestyle Build your way to a self sufficient lifestyle with step by step projects for backup and supplementary utilities including independent water heat and electricity growing and storing food raising sma

  • Title: DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle
  • Author: Betsy Matheson
  • ISBN: 9781589235670
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Build your way to a self sufficient lifestyle with step by step projects for backup and supplementary utilities including independent water, heat, and electricity growing and storing food, raising small livestock, beekeeping, and Many of the projects require basic materials available at your everyday home center, but this book also provides valuable DIY resourBuild your way to a self sufficient lifestyle with step by step projects for backup and supplementary utilities including independent water, heat, and electricity growing and storing food, raising small livestock, beekeeping, and Many of the projects require basic materials available at your everyday home center, but this book also provides valuable DIY resources for solar, hydro, greenhouse, and gardening needs This book will help you build security with utility backup systems and become sustainable, resulting in less dependence on city systems for basic needs Whether you have a city plot or simply pots, this book includes all of the information needed to plan, build, and succeed with greater self sufficiency.

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    1. This book would make a great forewarning to a husband. "Honey, I'm interested in permaculture and here's all the things you're going to be building soon".It's a good idea book to get your feet wet; it's not comprehensive, but it is interesting.

    2. Nicely laid out, and if I get around to making a cold frame, I'll probably make this one (plexiglass + clear exterior adhesive/calk). I did find most of the projects to be more fancy and expensive than necessary. There's precious little furniture in my house as decorative as the compost bin they make. But maybe that's the point of having a nicely laid-out book instead of browsing pintrest.

    3. Some really interesting projects are given in this book and they aren't all what you might expect in a book like this.

    4. This book was inspiring though seemed advanced. It's best suited for people who own their property and enough of it, and are looking for ideas on living more off the grid by growing their own food, raising their own farm animals, and generating their own energy. Many of the projects also seem to end abruptly and unfinished.

    5. Overall decent. I'd consider this more of an "introductory ideas book" vs. a deep instructional tome on how to be self-sufficient. Each topic is offered in a summary overview, with some details as space and complexity of topic allows (easier to fully cover composting than it is to cover the how-to's of installing a photovoltaic electrical system). However the book does provide decent coverage of the main areas of self-sufficiency, with enough detail for a reader to determine if it's a topic for [...]

    6. Practical, hands-on advice about how to build such things as chicken coops, rain barrels, compost bins, and raised beds. Lots of things we will surely attempt this spring! (The detail-oriented feminist in me also particularly liked that they showed women making lots of these carpentry-heavy things. Women can build greenhouses and coops and compost bins, too!)

    7. I have done several of the projects in this book. The steps for each project are clear and broken down to make it simple to follow the directions. I've used a few of these ideas as a base, and then expanded and adjusted to suit my needs.

    8. Wonderful illustrations and step by step guide. Very easy to read and follow along. I enjoyed the instructions for building a top loading bee shelf. This book also contained several layouts for building green houses.

    9. A guide for building rain barrels, chicken coops, greenhouses, cold frames, etc. The projects looked fairly simple--okay not the solar heating ones--with good pictures, material lists, and explanations. I may even try one.

    10. A good beginning book for those who aren't the handiest. Projects include cold frame, hoop house, and a few others. Library it if your on a budget as once you've done a few of these projects it's utility will end.

    11. Really precise and very clear instruction on a ton of different projects. I wish I had the room to make them all!

    12. For a non-builder, this book was appealing to me as it was simple and had good photos to go with the instructions. The projects were pretty useful and several I may actually produce.

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