If you've ever thought about pursuing a self-sufficient lifestyle on your own rural homestead or survival retreat but feared you didn't have the money or skills to do it, you simply must read this book. It is a goldmine of practical steps and instructions to take you from dreaming about an off-grid, independent lifestyle to living one!
There are hundreds of things to think about before planning and starting your new life, and this book will save you valuable time and money by steering you down productive paths and making you carefully consider others. Just some of the areas it covers include:
By Debra Beeuwsaert on May 10, 2013
Great read. I've learned a lot of tidbits from this book and still have a lot more to learn from it. It will be used as a reference book as well.
By Dileon on Jun 26, 2013
This is one of the best books that I have read on this subject. The author has hard core experience to back up what he is talking about. I have read it and read it over and over again. The ideas are the real deal...of how to live off grid in most ways. I will recommend this book to anyone who is interested in this subject.
Very good resource
By Allenp942 on Mar 30, 2013
If you are interested in living with little or no money, get this book! We are finding many excellent tidbits of how to live on minimum money.
By Timothy T. Hinote on Mar 09, 2014
The author writes with experience based on his own endeavors to live off grid and that is how a reader should approach it. I would suggest to those who wish to live off grid research as many resources as you can before taking the plunge.
Much Good Information
By Seaotter on Jul 23, 2013
"Creating the Low-Budget Homestead," contains much good information. It thoroughly discusses all areas that pertain to homesteading and lets you know whether such a lifestyle is for you. It presents a realistic description of the pluses and negative in opting for such a life style. The author, Steven D. Gregersen, lives totally off the grid, which involves hard work and discipline to successfully do. Unless you have money, most tasks are do it yourself projects. They not only take previous skills or learning new ones, but also the desire to do such activities. If the crap hit the fan, the author could be totally self supporting, which he isn't at the present time. He does stress the importance of making time for fun and also living peacefully with your neighbors, both of which were well done chapters. I gave it a four instead of a five star review, because the idea of trying to be a jack of all trades is rather intimidating.
for the beginner
By Darlene Colbert on Apr 12, 2013
Enjoyed the book. Wished it was a little more in depth in some areas. Would recommend it to others who would like general info on the subject
By 17bacon on Mar 20, 2013
If your looking at this book you know what its about. What you might not know is how good it is. The author and his wife know what they are talking about. If you want to start thinking about or want to jump into the Homesteading lifestyle get this book.