Anyone can homestead. Even you. You might live in an apartment in a city. Your homeowners’ association might not allow you to keep backyard chickens or goats. None of that need stop you.
You see, all kinds of things are homesteading-type activities — vegetables growing in pots on balconies, backyard chickens in a suburban lot, edible landscaping, clothes drying on a clothes line, the use of hand-powered appliances. What you need is the homesteading mindset and then you’re on your way!
“…regardless of where you live, you can partake of the homesteading mindset in some way, shape or form.”
–Your Custom Homestead by Jill Winger
Jill Winger, blogger at The Prairie Homestead, wrote Your Custom Homestead to bring balance between the two tendencies she sees in people — those who jump into homesteading without considering the details, and those who are so cautious they never get started. Every one of us has personality traits which can get in the way (or help us along), plus we’ve each got difficulties (or blessings) that arise from where we live. This eBook can help anyone get over their hurdles and begin homesteading in their own way.
Jill is an inspirational homesteader working around unique challenges: a windy climate with little moisture and tough winters. She wrote Your Custom Homestead from a place of “here is what worked for me” rather than “I have it all figured out” — a really refreshing approach!
I reviewed Jill’s book some time ago and found it incredibly helpful. She starts off with the history of homesteading (fascinating stuff) and then takes you day-by-day through a 21-day plan to become a homesteader. Really! The daily Home(stead) Work assignments are simple and doable. Yet when you get to the end, you can see you’ve come a long way toward becoming a homesteader yourself, no matter what your unique situation. Making incremental steps is the key in this, as it is in so many other areas of life.
How can this work for all kinds of people and locations? Simple. This book is not a “how to garden” type book. Rather, it is a “how to organize your thoughts, dreams, and ideas” so that you can turn them into an actual, real-life custom homestead of your own.
Want to make sure this approach is right for you? Download a sample chapter here.
Normally, this 79-page eBook is just $4.99 — for either PDF or Kindle version. That’s a great deal!
But how would you like to save a dollar? Get the PDF version for just $3.99 with coupon GNOWF20 through Wednesday, April 4.
And now for the giveaway!
Giveaway: 3 Copies of “Your Custom Homestead”
You can win one of three copies of Your Custom Homestead!
If you buy the book using the coupon above and yet win a copy here, Jill will refund your money.
This giveaway is open now and ends Sunday, April 1, 2012 at midnight. It is open to anyone, anywhere. The winners will receive the PDF version of the eBook. Use the widget just below to enter.
Have a blessed week! Be sure to share in the comments what about this book interests you the most!
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