The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-sufficient Living
This one volume edition of Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life brings these classics on rural homesteading together. This couple abandoned the city for a rural life with minimal cash and the knowledge of self reliance and good health.
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I have read the book twice and loved it even more the second time. It is not so much a "how to do it" book, but more of a "why we did it" or a "how we did it" book. I found their warnings about the impending economic collapse of capitalism quite prescient, although a bit early. I also found all the quotations at the beginning of each chapter a real goldmine of other older homesteading books, many of which can be read for free on Google Books.
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I have some really mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, the Nearing's seem to have some great observations about the poor state of the American food system, many decades before that was common ... Read full review
WE SEARCH FOR THE GOOD LIFE
OUR DESIGN FOR LIVING
WE BUILD A STONE HOUSE
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