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The Fava, the Sun, and the Holy Goat: A Year On Our Farmlet
By Christi Killien
Price: Free! Words: 36,180. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This memoir is about two fifty-something Boomers building a small farm life in the Pacific Northwest. The main characters besides me and my husband, the Bearded One, are our 3 twenty-something kids and a few neighbors. We build a barn, an aviary, and a hoop house; acquire chickens and goats for the first time; and have numerous other rural adventures.
The Greening of Gavin - My First Year of Living Sustainably
By Gavin Webber
Price: Free! Words: 14,950. Language: Australian English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
0.75 star(4.83 from 6 reviews)
As he walked out of the cinema, Gavin knew that his life would change forever. It was the impact of a documentary that kicked him into action, whereby he decided to lower his family's impact on the planet, in the attempt to live a more sustainable lifestyle. This is the story of his first year of 'The Greening of Gavin'.
Clutterbug: A zine about stuff
By Phiona Stanley
Price: Free! Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
(3.00 from 1 review)
Look around you right now: how much 'stuff' do you have? This zine is all about chucking stuff out, resisting buying new stuff, and looking at the processes of how we engage with stuff along the way. I consider the 'buy-ology' of why we desire and buy what we do in the first place and also 'flow': the exact opposite of the desire-acquire cycle. If you hoard stuff, or purge, this will interest you.
Stickin' it to the Matrix
By Dean Henderson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Stickin' it to the Matrix is this generation's version of Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book. Funny and irreverent, the book is above all a practical step-by-step guide to both escaping and extracting from the matrix. In Stickin’ it to the Matrix, Henderson offers the reader the same insights that allowed him to "retire" at age 28, move to the country and author this, his 4th book.
The Truth About Simple Unhooked Living
By Estar Holmes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,560. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Radical simplicity is a way for people to be empowered when things spin out of control. Mainstream Americans have a sense of entitlement that causes them to reject voluntary simplicity. As a result, the liberty to dwell simply on the land in the US is quickly slipping away, just when we need it most. Now is a good time to learn all you can from the happily unhooked.
Payday Loans and Cash Advance: Pros and Cons - Mistakes and Traps to Avoid
By James Stuart
Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Meir Liraz. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
A payday loan or a cash advance loan is a loan for a short time. This book will reveal to you everything you need to know before applying for a payday loan or cash advance. This is must-know must-do information; ignore it at your own perils. Once you read this book you'll know exactly how to locate the most cost effective payday loan and how to get a quick approval.
The Philosophy of Slow Vegetable Gardening
By Peter Hadley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by Harry Maxwell Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This book is the story of how I developed a productive vegetable garden that provides my family with an all year round supply of fresh, chemical-free vegetables, and saves us thousands of dollars a year. I have discovered the benefits of slow vegetable gardening, which encourages me to appreciate and savour my vegetable garden while philosophising on the world and living in harmony with nature.
Getting Started on a Food Supply Plan: Sourcing, Preserving, and Storing Food for Tomorrow's Uncertain Times
By Marie James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,870. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Rural Living Media. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Have you ever wondered how you'd feed your family if the retail grocery store system failed? Do rising prices and declining food quality make you want to take matters into your own hands? Getting Started on a Food Supply Plan will help you create a system of growing, buying, and storing food to raise your level of preparedness, increase your self-sufficiency, and provide peace of mind.
Build Your Own Solar Powered Generator: Step by Step Instructions for Solar Power at a Fraction of the Cost
By Sue Merriam
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
When the power goes out, be prepared. Learn to build a solar powered generator using this handy reference guide with step by step instrutions.
Alternative Stirling Engines For Free Energy Applications And How To Go About Building Them And Using Them To Generate Electricity
By Robert Murray-Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This book describes the basics of the Stirling engine, as well as some of the most promising alternative models, how to go about building them and how they can be used to generate power for home use.
Sacred Coffee: A "Homesteader's" Paradigm
By Mark A. Zeiger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Sacred Coffee: A "Homesteader's" Paradigm reveals the thoughts, ideals, beliefs, and practices through which the Zeiger family pursue a simple, centered, more deliberate lifestyle off the grid in Alaska.
Build Your Own Small Solar Power System
By Gavin Webber
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Do-it-yourself / general
So what do you do when the power goes out? Do you fumble around in the dark looking for candles or a torch to light the way? Well, look no further for a solution. This eBook is a how to guide, with comprehensive instructions that will enable you to benefit from my experience and research, and build your very own small solar power system even on a modest budget.
Sanctuary-a Jack Robertson novel
By Gary Reed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,070. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Sanctuary is the story of two friends who realize that the American economy is destined to fail. They understand that there is nothing they can do to save the country, but there is something they can do to save themselves, their families, and friends. Their plan is not just a model for surviving the coming collapse. Sanctuary is a pattern for sustainable self-sufficient living for all Americans.
Talk Cheap: Your Guide to Free and Cheap Phone Service
By Annie Jean Brewer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Are you tired of overpaying for phone service? I personally used the methods detailed in this book to completely eliminate both my land line AND my cell phone bills. Buy this book and learn how you too can save a fortune on your phone bill using legitimate, established options to your traditional land line and cell phone service.
Off the Grid and Glad I Did in Maine
By Christine J. Jamison
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,620. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Christine was in for some surprises living off the grid in the woods of Maine. She and her husband moved from a conventional home in Washington with neighbors on all sides to a solar home in the wilderness. This story is about growing and changing while experiencing the great state of Maine. Christine describes her adventures living off the grid with mud, bugs, snow, rain, goats, moose and more.
Permaculture Herbal
By Theresa McCuaig
Series: Permaculture, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » herbal medications
Certified herbalist and permaculture designer Theresa McCuaig steps readers through making safe backyard medicine. Many of the plants featured are cost-saving perennials and self-seeding annuals. Appeals to gardeners who want to sell herbs or homemade herbal products. Includes calculations for dosing children and a section for treating dogs with herbs. Safety focused glossary up front.
A To Z How TO Be More Prepared And Live A More Self Reliant Lifestyle; BOOK B Bug Out Bags, Bug Out Locations, Bread, Butter, Books, and Balance
By Lisa Goodwin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Being prepared is not as easy as it sounds. There are things we all need to prepare for in our every day lives, and taking the time to think about living a more prepared way of life may leaving you wonder where to begin. Taking preparedness to a simple level, and breaking down being prepared from A to Z, everything you could think of in what it takes to be prepared in a simple process, A to Z.
Living in Paradise
By Heather Hughes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,280. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
When John and Heather decided a move to the country would be the perfect lifestyle change, Heather had no idea what an adventure lay ahead. Tossing aside her high-heeled shoes, this management consultant stepped into a world she was ill-prepared to handle. 'Living in Paradise', was interwoven with abundant challenges and demanded skills she had not intended to add to her resume!
Help-I've got no dosh!
By s cresswell
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
(5.00 from 1 review)
How to halve your spending, save for the future yet lead a richer life.