Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place

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New Society Publishers, Aug 21, 2012 - House & Home - 336 pages
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A better life means having less, not having more
 

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

This is a particularly wise book. Basing her thinking on Wendall Berry is an excellent start; and balancing protest, interior personal change and societal change makes total sense. Read full review

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User Review  - SylviaWalker - LibraryThing

I like this book because it helps you think about and plan for the little disasters (a storm knocks out your power for several days), and the middle-size disasters (you lose your job), rather than the ... Read full review

Contents

Welcome home
1
Planning for both a future and failure
29
the future of cities
45
Choosing home
47
Triaging your situation
61
The open house
87
Staying warm and keeping cool
89
The basics of daily life
107
All creatures great and small
177
Marriage and family
195
Water in the rain barrel
219
Father and Mother and Uncle John tribalism and family
223
Is your love enough?
245
Skills work and money
259
Security matters
275
Putting it together
293

Getting around
133
Doing it over again
143
Growing
147
Working it Through
173
Profile 6 Gerri
303
Index
307
About the author
315
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Sharon Astyk is a writer, teacher, blogger, and farmer who raises vegetables, poultry and dairy goats with her family in upstate New York. She and her family use 80% less energy and resources than the average American household. Sharon is a member of the Board of Directors of ASPO-USA and the award-winning author of three previous books including Depletion and Abundance.

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