I will never forget the phrase “make your waiting room a classroom”-Jessica, Roots & Refuge Farm. It is so true. You can learn just about anywhere and the power is in what you do with your time. Discover 21 amazing homesteading books that will teach you no matter your skill level how to grow your own food, how to start a homestead, urban farming, how to make money from your homestead and so much more.
Top Books On Homesteading
If you are wanting to learn more about self sufficiency, growing your own food, living off the land and creating a lifestyle where homegrown, handmade and simple living is centered you need to read these books.
Best Homesteading Books
Below you will find some of the best books on homestead. Including homesteading for beginners, backyard homesteading (yes, you can homestead on a 1/4 acre lot), self sufficiency books, off the grid homesteading and so much more. Books are one of the best ways to learn. Make your waiting room a classroom even if it’s just a few minutes a day.
Homesteading Books For Beginners
The First Time Homesteader is a complete beginner’s guide to homesteading written by Jessica Sowards of Roots and Refuge Farm. This book is full of information on how to start your homestead as well as amazing photography.
The Backyard Homesteader will teach you how to save water, raise bees, eat from your garden and live more sustainably. This is one of my favorite homesteading books.
Homesteading is a backyard guide to growing your own food, creating your own energy, keeping chickens and more.
Top Homesteading Books
Back To Basics is a complete guide to traditional skills including buying land, raising livestock, harvesting food and other basic household skills. Learn how to start your homestead from scratch, generate your own energy and grow your own food.
The Encyclopedia of Country Living is homesteading classic. A manual for living off the land and doing it yourself. This book is full of essential basic skills and country wisdom. From homesteaders to urban farmers looking for a simpler way of life.
The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion is the ultimate guide to growing, preserving and using herbs. This book shows you how to choose which herbs to grow, how to preserve them, how to safely use them and so much more. This book is perfect for the beginner homestead herbalist.
Self-Sufficient Homesteading Books
The Self-Sufficient Life is about embracing off the grid living. This book covers everything from growing your own garden, raising animals, minimizing your energy and waste, preserving to homestead crafts and skills.
With prices fluctuating and supply issues happening many people look to become more self reliant. The Forgotten Skills of Self Sufficiency teaches traditional simple techniques including frugal living, growing your own food and more.
Grounded is about a gardener’s journey to self sufficiency. This book is a look at how to start your journey to self sufficiency on a budget and make it work. Grow your own food, build your homestead month by month, season by season.
Off The Grid Homesteading Books
The Do-able Off Grid Homestead, learn how to start your own off grid homestead on a budget. Cultivating the simple life by hand frugally.
Harvesting Rainwater for your homestead. Learn how to collect, store and supply your family and farm with clean drink water off the grid.
Do It Yourself Projects to Get You Off the Grid. If you have ever thought about ways to save money on the homestead like building a greenhouse, saving water in rain barrels and setting up solar panels this book is for you.
Backyard Homesteading Books
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on a 1/4 acre is about going back to the basics of growing your own food and raising chickens all while continuing your day job. Learn how to make money from your “urban backyard farm” without spending all day on the homestead.
The Backyard Homestead is a comprehensive guide to homesteading in your very own backyard. Grow your own food, raise chickens, keep honey bees, raise animals and learn how to preserve the harvest.
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner is a complete guide of what to do when on the homestead. Season by season instruction to help you get your homestead up and running.
Modern Homesteading Books
Holistic Homesteading is a guide to sustainable and regenerative living. Learn how to live sustainably and intentionally off the land. Learn about permaculture, foraging and food preservation.
The Grace Filled Farm is a personal story of faith, family and the farm. Learn valuable farm lessons and discover amazing hearty recipes.
Handmade: the modern women’s guide to made from scratch living. I love this book, the honesty and the simplicity that Melissa teaches you how to make your homestead a home full of homemade goodness. This is a must read.
Popular Homesteading Books
Tiny But Mighty Farm is more that just a homesteading book. This book is about community and learning to start your own small scale farm to feed your family and the community is you choose. It teaches you everything from seed to table in a beautifully photographed book.
The Women’s Heritage Sourcebook is a back to basics, back to your roots, homesteading as a lifestyle. Learn about food preservation, sustainability, home gardening and small scale farm income ideas.
Small Scale Homesteading is a book for every urban homesteader and city farmer looking for sustainable living. Learn about gardening, chickens, preserving, maple syrup and so much more.
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