Extreme Simplicity: Homesteading in the City

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Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002 - Social Science - 240 pages
4 Reviews
Here is an upbeat, unabashedly outrageous book about applying the principles of self-reliance, more often associated with rural back-to-the-landers and wilderness campers, to life in suburban Los Angeles. By telling their own homesteading story, the Nyergeses have created a blueprint that will help city-dwellers anywhere live more independently. The book is organized more like a how-to or self-help book than a personal memoir. The authors present self-sufficient and ecological approaches to commonly defined areas of a household: The House, The Yard, Homegrown Foods (and wild edibles), Domestic Animals, The Garden, Water, Energy, and Recycling. A concluding chapter takes on larger lifestyle questions of livelihood and healthy relationships with money and security.

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Review: Extreme Simplicity: Homesteading in the City

User Review  - Pam - Goodreads

Very informative book, slightly dated, but still full of pertinent information on living green, frugally, self sufficiently in the city where you don't have acreage available. Teeny bit dry, but it wasn't fiction, so I'll give it a pass. Good book. Read full review

Review: Extreme Simplicity: Homesteading in the City

User Review  - Goodreads

Very informative book, slightly dated, but still full of pertinent information on living green, frugally, self sufficiently in the city where you don't have acreage available. Teeny bit dry, but it wasn't fiction, so I'll give it a pass. Good book. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Through field trips, lectures, and classes in ethno-botany, Christopher Nyerges has instructed thousands of children and adults on basic survival and living skills for both wilderness and the urban environment through his School of Self-Reliance. He is the editor of Wilderness Way magazine and lives in Pasadena, California. For more information about the author and the School of Self-Reliance, go to www.ChristopherNyerges.com.

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