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Best Homesteading Books You Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Homesteading books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Contents
  1. The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself (2012)
  2. 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide (Creative Homeowner) Includes Fences, Coops, Sheds, Wind & Solar Power, Rooftop & Vertical Gardening (2013)
  3. The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency (2012)
  4. The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! (2009)
  5. How to Make Money Homesteading: So You Can Enjoy a Secure, Self-Sufficient Life (2014)
  6. Welcome to the Farm: How-to Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead (2017)
  7. The Do It Yourself Homestead: Build your self-sufficient lifestyle one level at a time (2016)
  8. Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use (2012)
  9. Family Homesteading: The Ultimate Guide to Self-Sufficiency for the Whole Family (2018)
  10. Going Off the Grid: The How-To-Book of Simple Living and Happiness (2017)
  11. Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency (Creative Homeowner) Learn How to Grow Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts & Berries, Raise Chickens, Goats, & Bees, and Make Beer, Wine, & Cider (2011)
  12. The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (Handbook Series) (2011)
  13. 5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead (2013)
  14. Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History (2019)

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself (2012)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadFrom craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life.    The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading moveme…
Author(s): Carla Emery

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide (Creative Homeowner) Includes Fences, Coops, Sheds, Wind & Solar Power, Rooftop & Vertical Gardening (2013)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadLearn all about how to build sheds, feeders, fences, and other backyard structures to enhance your sustainable living! A companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance your sustainable living. The projects in this book are designed with simplicity, convenience, and budget in mind. You will also find help on how to expand or contract the projects to suit your needs.
Author(s): David Toht, Gardening

The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency (2012)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadThe Weekend Homesteader is organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed.
Author(s): Anna Hess

The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! (2009)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadThis comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.
Author(s): Carleen Madigan

How to Make Money Homesteading: So You Can Enjoy a Secure, Self-Sufficient Life (2014)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadCheck out for a great course on self-sufficient income! A lifestyle where your family shares lasting memories of living self-sufficiently instead of being slaves to digital devices and traffic jams.
Author(s): Tim Young

Welcome to the Farm: How-to Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead (2017)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadA fresh, new guide to the backyard lifestyleThe homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard.
Author(s): Shaye Elliott

The Do It Yourself Homestead: Build your self-sufficient lifestyle one level at a time (2016)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadDo you lie awake at night, wondering how to make your family more self-sufficient in an uncertain world? Are you fearful and wondering how you are going to make it through to your homesteading dreams with your current finances?
Author(s): Tessa Zundel

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use (2012)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadCraft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams.
Author(s): Rosemary Gladstar

Family Homesteading: The Ultimate Guide to Self-Sufficiency for the Whole Family (2018)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadIn an increasingly digital world, families are looking for ways to deepen their connection to one another and to the land. Family Homesteading is a guide to a simpler life, one that integrates children into the daily work of creating a sustainable homestead.
Author(s): Teri Page

Going Off the Grid: The How-To-Book of Simple Living and Happiness (2017)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadIs city life fencing you in? Break free of the daily grind with off-the-grid solutions for a simpler, stress-free tomorrow. Are you overworked and overcrowded? Do you dream of dropping off the radar? Do you crave the peace of mind that only nature can provide? Fitness and military intelligence expert Gary Collins has helped thousands of people roam free with firsthand advice shared on his popular website.
Author(s): Gary Collins

Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency (Creative Homeowner) Learn How to Grow Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts & Berries, Raise Chickens, Goats, & Bees, and Make Beer, Wine, & Cider (2011)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadBackyard Homesteading will help you turn your yard—no matter how small it may be—into a productive area that provides homegrown food, including fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs, milk, and meat!
Author(s): David Toht, Gardening

The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (Handbook Series) (2011)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadWith the rapid depletion of our planet’s natural resources, we would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the midst of an economic crisis, it’s just as important to save money as it is to go green. As Gehring shows in this thorough but concise guide, being kind to Mother Earth can also mean being kind to your bank account! It doesn’t matter where your homestead is located—farm, suburb, or even city.
Author(s): Abigail Gehring

5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead (2013)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadWritten in the same informative style as 5 Acres & A Dream The Blog, Leigh Tate shares how she and her husband Dan are facing the challenges of trying to establish a self-sufficient homestead: defining their dream, problems encountered during property hunting, evaluating the land, setting goals and priorities, identifying obstacles, dealing with difficult times, and learning how to work smarter, not harder.
Author(s): Leigh Tate

Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History (2019)

 Best Homesteading Books You Should ReadHomesteading the Plains offers a bold new look at the history of homesteading, overturning what for decades has been the orthodox scholarly view.
Author(s): Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, et al.

Best Homesteading Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some homesteading books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Living off The Grid: A Guide on How to Live Off the Land and Become Self-Sufficient Through Homesteading

Author(s): Rosser, Dion
ID: 2880726, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

365 Day of DIY: 1000 Pages With Amazing Crafts (DIY Household Hacks, DIY Cleaning and Organizing, Homesteading)

Author(s): Goog Books
ID: 2593412, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 45 Mb, Format: pdf

Prepping: An Essential Survival Guide for DIY Preppers Who Want to Be Self-Reliant When SHTF, Including Tips for Living Off the Grid, Homesteading, and Stockpiling Properly

Author(s): Rosser, Dion
ID: 2666175, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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