There are countless Urban Homesteading courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living (2011)
- The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (Process Self-reliance Series) (2010)
- The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency (2012)
- Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre (2010)
- The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! (2009)
- Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition (2009)
- 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)
- Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World (2011)
- Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century, Revised & Updated (2017)
- The Essential Urban Farmer (2011)
- The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life: The How-To Book of Doing More with Less and Focusing on the Things That Matter (2019)
- Homesteading For Beginners: How To Build A Profitable Homestead Backyard Farm and Make Money From Urban Farming (Self-sufficiency minimalism guidebook) (Volume 1) (2016)
- Urban Farming 2nd Ed (2018)
- Hydroponic: A Practical Guide to Turbocharge Your Hydroponic Garden with Focus on New Technique & System (DIY Home Gardening) (2019)
The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect “back-to-the-land” guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment.
The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (Process Self-reliance Series) (2010)
“A delightfully readable and very useful guide to front- and back-yard vegetable gardening, food foraging, food preserving, chicken keeping, and other useful skills for anyone interested in taking a more active role in growing and preparing the food they eat.”—BoingBoing.net”the contemporary bible on the subject.”—The New York TimesThis celebrated, essential handbook shows how to grow and preserve your own food, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, gain
The 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.
Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require.
This 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.
The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.
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)
Learn 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.
Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active countermovement that has been thriving on the outskirts for quite some time—do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money.
With step-by-step guidance and techniques, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century teaches you how to reduce waste, use wind and solar energy to power your home, and grow your own food.
The Essential Urban Farmer (2011)
In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets.
The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life: The How-To Book of Doing More with Less and Focusing on the Things That Matter (2019)
Exhausted from chasing ill-fitting definitions of success? Struggling to manage your daily to-dos while failing to make progress on what truly matters? Author and digital nomad Gary Collins has thrived since walking away from a stable, unfulfilling job to build a joyful, debt-free, and off-the-grid lifestyle.
Homesteading For Beginners: How To Build A Profitable Homestead Backyard Farm and Make Money From Urban Farming (Self-sufficiency minimalism guidebook) (Volume 1) (2016)
In this book you will learn how to start your homesteading operation and turn it into a profitable small business operation. This beginner’s guide will introduce you to the possibilities of becoming self-sufficient using your own backyard farm land as a resource. You will learn: If you have been thinking about growing your homestead and wanted to learn the basics on how to turn your operation into something that makes you long-term passive income, this is the book for you.
Urban Farming 2nd Ed (2018)
Comprehensive Guide to the Urban Farm Movement It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Thanks to the burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food.
Hydroponic: A Practical Guide to Turbocharge Your Hydroponic Garden with Focus on New Technique & System (DIY Home Gardening) (2019)
For people who are almost (but not quite) satisfied with their own hydroponic garden but can’t figure out what’s missing, then keep reading…Do you finally want to do everything right with your hydroponics garden and be a real know-it-all hydroponic gardener? Do you want to become a hydroponic ‘specialist’ grower in your spare time only?
Best Urban Homesteading Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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 urban 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.
Greenhouse Gardening: How to Build a Greenhouse and Grow Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit All Year-Round
Author(s): Bray, Richard
ID: 2686486, Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3
Extreme Simplicity: A Guide to Urban Homesteading
Author(s): Christopher Nyerges
ID: 2506816, Publisher: Dover Publications, Year: 2013, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub
Extreme Simplicity: a Guide to Urban Homesteading
Author(s): Nyerges, Christopher
ID: 2730566, Publisher: Dover Publications, Year: 2013, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.