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Homestead Apprenticeship Off Grid Permaculture

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.

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.

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 ---

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Get Started with Permaculture

How to Get Started with Permaculture

Whenever I talk to someone new about permaculture, they immediately love the idea of a more natural lifestyle. However, it can seem intimidating to get started. That's why I wrote this dead simple guide to getting started with permaculture for the complete newbie.

How to Save Money Living Off the Grid

Is it REALLY Cheaper to Live Off the Grid? | 5 Hidden Costs

While the dream of living self-sufficiently is so seductive, if you are anything like me, you might wonder is it too good to be true? With so many people looking to make the move out of the city, I thought I would give newcomers a run of what, in my own off grid journey, it really costs to live off the grid.

Going from City to Homestead

How to Escape the City and Move Off Grid

As a former apartment dweller gone country, people often ask me how they too can get out of the city and develop a self-reliant rural lifestyle. With everything going on in the cities recently, I thought it would be a good time to explain how to move out of the city and go off grid.

Growing money off grid on tree

The Off Grid Income Secret, and Why No One Admits It

I see a lot of advice out there about how to quit your job and make money living off grid that is just plain wrong. Very few homesteaders will admit that they drive 100s of miles a week to commute to work. But, after working for years to afford to go off grid, I found the secret to support myself in the country.

Reasons not to go off grid

7 Reasons NOT to Go Off Grid

Achieving self-reliance, sustainability, and independence just isn't right for you. So, shut up, sit down, and listen to what you are told. Here are seven reasons why going off grid just isn't right for you!

Are Chickens Aloowed Where You Live?

Are Chickens Allowed in Your City? | How To Find Out What’s Allowed

The other day, a friend of mine asked me whether backyard chickens are allowed where they live. Since so many people have this, I thought I would right out everything I've found out. This is the most definitive way to figure out what you can actually do on your land.

Building Your Own Self Sufficient Homstead

How to Live Off Grid: A Checklist for Self Sufficiency

Many people ask me, what does it take to go off grid and live self sufficiently. So, today I decided to sit down and write everything you need to get started off grid, along with a checklist.

Clothes Washing for Off Grid and Homesteading

5 Ways to Wash Your Clothes Off Grid

Once the dread of mother's Mondays across the world, many people wonder if going off grid means you need to return to the world of the washerwoman's drudgery. Luckily, there are many modern and classic methods for washing clothes without electricity or even running water that make laundry on the modern homestead a breeze.

Getting Started Going Off Grid

Getting Started Going Off Grid — A Beginners Guide

The dream of living off grid, cutting off the utility bills, and returning to a freedom rarely found in our generation is one that many people have. But, it can be daunting to get started. That's why I wrote this simple guide to get you started.

Off Grid Home Definition

Definition Of Off Grid Homes

With living off the grid become more and more popular, you may be wondering exactly what an off grid home means. Although off grid homes can mean many things to many people, I'll walk you through the simple definitions below.

Definition of Off Grid Homes

Definition of Off Grid Living

Off grid is a term that many people see now below pictures of quaint farm houses and cabins in the woods. But what exactly is off grid?