Homesteading, Permaculture & Off Grid Courses & Apprenticeships

One great way to learn homesteading, off grid living, and permaculture is through apprenticeship and hands-on courses. Nothing beats real experiences. But, it can be difficult to find opportunities available. Which is why I've compiled a list off all the homesteading apprenticeships, internships, and courses I could find.

How to Get Free Seeds for Your Homestead | 10 Surefire Tricks

<<<<<<< Updated upstream For many homesteaders, buying enough seeds for a large garden is a major expense. But it doesn't have to be. There are many resources available for free or low-cost seeds mailed to your door. Here is the most comprehensive list of places to get free seeds anywhere on the internet.

Answers to Common Homesteading Questions

How do homesteaders pay for water? How can you learn homesteading? How many people give up homesteading? Can you still get free homestead land? Free seeds? Short answers to common homesteading questions all in one place.

Canning Without Lids Paraffin Wax Canning

How to Can without Lids | Alternatives when No Canning Lids are Available

With canning lids is short supply in many areas of the country, what options does a self-sufficient homestead have to preserve their harvest? Here are the best options for canning without lids.

December 04, 2020
Best Homesteading Apps Iphone Android

Essential Apps for Homesteaders | Ultimate Off Grid Apps Review

While most homesteaders, like me, don't want to be too reliant on technology, a few great iPhone and Android apps are just too good to pass up. With many homesteaders using a power efficient phone as their primary home computer, these top homesteading apps help you get the info you need and record helpful data fast, so you can get on with enjoying your off grid life.

December 03, 2020
Arkansas Homestead How To Get Started With Self Sufficiency In Arkansas Ozarks

Guide to Homesteading in Arkansas | Self Sufficiency in the Ozarks

Going off grid and starting an homestead in Arkansas is very popular, especially in the Ozark region. Long growing seasons, plentiful rainfall, and lots of solar power potential, and plenty of low cost land make this state a great choice for the homesteader. I've gathered all the info you need to know about homesteading in Arkansas.

December 02, 2020
Difference Between Homestead And Farm

The Difference Between Homesteading and Farming

Isn't a homestead just a farm? People new to the off grid movement often wonder what to call the home that they are building. I know I was confused when I first started going off grid. Homesteads and farms are different, here's how ---

December 02, 2020
Cost Of Living Off Grid

How Much Money It Takes to Live Off the Grid | 5 Hidden Costs

Every one of us, when we first thought about going off grid, wondered how much it would cost, and whether we can really afford it. After years of researching and making mistakes myself, here is an accurate picture of what it really costs to move off the grid. And, 5 hidden costs you probably won't expect.

November 30, 2020
Homestead Animals Best Most Popular Chicken Goat Horse Pig Cow Sheep

Most Productive Animals for the Homestead | Plus One You Won't Guess

Like many, the thought of braining in farm animals to the homestead both excited me and scared me a little. While we want to get started as quickly as possible, buying too many too soon is a recipe for disaster. So, which animal is best for your homestead? Here are the most beneficial and productive homestead animals, and how to choose the right one for you.

November 29, 2020
Chain Saw Recommendation Best Homestead Chain Saw

The Best Homestead Chainsaw | Make This Tool Your Work Horse

On the homestead, self sufficient farmstead, or permaculture community a chainsaw is an essential tool. From firewood to building and removing fallen trees from the road, a reliable chainsaw is a must. Here are the best chainsaws, rated by the homesteaders who actually use them.

November 28, 2020
Pressure Canner All American Vs Presto

Presto vs All American | Which Pressure Canner is Right for You?

Pressure canners are an indispensable tool for home food preservation, being the only safe way to can low acidity foods and meats. Being one of the more expensive items you are likely to have in your kitchen, and you family's safety on the line, choosing between Presto and All American canners can be a difficult decision.

November 27, 2020
Homesteading Self Sufficiency And The Meaning Of Life

How Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency Brings Meaning to Our Lives

When I tell people that I live off the grid, and am striving to build a self-sufficient homestead, some of them think I'm living an extreme life and seeking to go back in time. With respect, these people are wrong. Here is why I think homesteading is not only the lifestyle of the future, but possibly the only future we have left.

November 26, 2020
Best Homestead Book Recommendation

8 Essential Books For the Homesteader | Required Reading

With hundreds of books available on homesteading, self-sufficiency, gardening, raising livestock, storing food, and more related to living off the grid, which ones are worth the money? Here are my picks for eight essential homesteading book that every survivalist or off grid enthusiast must have on their book shelf.

November 25, 2020
Arizona Homestead Getting Started Off Grid In Arizona

Get Started Homesteading in Arizona | Read This Before You Move!

Homesteading in Arizona is attractive because of the low cost of land, sparse population, and plentiful solar power potential. But, water issues and heat can be a potential pitfall if you don't due your homework. Here is everything you need to know about homesteading in Arizona.

November 24, 2020
Making Off Grid Solar Cost Effective

Making Off Grid Solar Cost Effective | What Most People Get Wrong

Living off the grid, a lot of people ask me if it is really worth the expense and trouble when you can just hook up to the grid and not worry about it. If your are considering going off grid, read this article first! So, is off grid solar really worth it?

November 20, 2020
How to Get Healthcare Off the Grid

Health Insurance Off the Grid | Options for Homstead Healthcare

One of the concerns I frequently see from older people thinking about moving off grid is how they will access doctors and drugs when necessary. For those of us the live off the grid, there are actually quite a few options for healthcare. This is what most homesteaders and self-sufficient types do for health insurance in the United States.

November 18, 2020
Do Groundhogs each Chickens

Are Groundhogs Eating Your Chickens? | Chicken Predator Prevention

Chickens are the favorite snack of many a wild predator. One of the most common questions I see is whether groundhogs are possibly eating your chickens or eggs. If you are raising chickens and have groundhogs in your area, this short article is for you.

November 17, 2020
How To Build A Root Cellar

Build the Ultimate Root Cellar | 9 Steps to Self-Sufficient Food Storage

Root cellars are cool old tech that keeps food --- primarily fruit and vegetables --- fresh for up to a year, without any electricity. Building a root cellar is great way to store harvests from large gardens, and as a backup in case of emergency. So here is my simple guide on how to build root cellar, with bonus tips at the end ---

October 05, 2020
What to Consider When Moving to the Country

15 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to the Country

With some many people considering making the move out of big cities, and considering building a country or rural lifestyle, I thought you might be interested in unexpected facts about country living. Here are 15 things that I wish I had know before moving from the city to the country.

October 04, 2020
9 Permaculture Business Ideas

9 Permaculture Business Ideas

When I first decided to make permaculture my full-time job, I spent a lot of time looking around for opportunities to make a living using permaculture design. With so people out there laid off from work, I decided to publish a list of what I've found to be a good idea. Here are 9 opportunities to make money with a permaculture business, and one **bonus** idea which could be huge in the near future.

October 02, 2020
Optimum Tree Spacing in Permaculture Orchards

Optimum Tree Spacing in Permaculture Orchards

While planning for my own permaculture forest garden, I needed to know exactly how far apart to plant my trees. Since the answer isn't easy to find online, I decided to write a simple, clear explanation of how far to space trees in your orchard.

September 29, 2020
10 interesting facts about solar

10 Cool Facts You Didn't Know About Solar

While setting up a solar system for your home can be serious business, solar panels can be quite fun as well. They are really amazing creations, so today I I decided to share some cool facts about solar panels. Here are 10 amazing facts that you probably didn't know about solar power.

September 25, 2020