Homestead

Poorman living  is available for purchase through Lulu in full-color paperback and PDF e-book.

Poorman living  is a journal of how two friends bought land in southwest Montana, built a cabin, grow food, and changed their attitude to become responsible young men living as self-owners in an age of increasing dependence. And, of course, the take-home lessons from innumerable failures. With more than 200 images and illustrations, this book will help any person interested in homesteading and alternative living know what to do and what not to do when embarking on this life-changing journey.

Topics covered include:

  • Homestead mentality
    • respect of self
    • respect of others
    • non-aggression
    • curiosity
    • firearms
  • Land
    • search
    • gap year
    • trailer life
    • debt vs deed
    • cc&r’s
    • access
    • neighbors
    • borders
  • Cabin
    • plans
    • rock foundation
    • timber frame
    • alaskan sawmill
    • framing & windows
    • siding & chinking
    • earthen walls
    • earthen floor
    • mud room
    • clothes washing
    • bathing
    • composting toilet
    • firewood
  • Water
  • Bridge build
  • Food production
    • gardens (including hügelkultur & raised compost beds)
    • greenhouse
    • mushrooms
    • wild foraging
    • composting
    • animals
    • home cooking
  • Food storage
    • canning
    • dehydrating
    • cellar[ing]
    • home brew
  • Making money
    • it doesn’t take much
    • farming
    • ranching
    • trades
    • writing
  • Technology
    • telephone
    • internet
    • solar power
    • amateur radio
  • Thoughts from the land
  • Appendix
    • expense report
    • cc&r’s
    • ransom note tax bill
    • water court decree
    • useful resources

And more, including a Lessons learned summary with each chapter.


A free PDF preview is available for download and includes a sample of several chapters.

The full-color paperback and complete PDF are available for purchase from Lulu by clicking on the book cover below. Signed copies and bulk pricing is available by special request.

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