40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide (Creative Homeowner) Fences, Chicken Coops, Sheds, Gardening, and More for Becoming Self-Sufficient PDF AZW3 EPUB MOBI TXT Download

Learn all about how to build sheds, feeders, fences, and other backyard structures to enhance your sustainable living!Garden structures: Raised beds, planters and arbors, self-watering beds, grow-light stand, soil blocksFences and pens: Fence post basics, picket fence, solar electric fence, installing and stretching fences, hen pen and hurdle, gates, PVC hen penHousing chickens: Basics for housing chickens, building a coop and run, complete material and cutting lists, exploded views, building an A-frame chicken tractorBuilding sheds: Basics for building, goat shed, saltbox garden shed, backyard-homestead shop, roofing alternativesSolar and wind power: Compressor and gearbox windmills, how solar works, erecting a windmill, installing a solar power systemAquaponics and hydroponics: Understanding aquaponics, understanding hydroponics, basics of a DIY aquaponic system, how to install a hydroponic systemBuilding beehives: Langstroth beehive, Warré beehive, top-bar beehive (aka the Kenyan or Tanzanian beehive), step-by-step building instructions and exploded viewsPlumbing and wiring: Plumbing basics, ground-fault circuit interrupters, freeze-proof watering options, outdoor wiring, supplemental lightingA companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance your sustainable living.The projects in this book are designed with simplicity, convenience, and budget in mind. You will also find help on how to expand or contract the projects to suit your needs.With step-by-step instructions, tools and materials lists, exploded views, and easy-to-understand techniques, even if you are only moderately handy, you’ll discover how to build your own feeders, fences, and structures. In the process, you’ll save money and have the satisfaction of doing it yourself!

David Toht
August 6, 2013
256 pages

File Size: 33 MB
Available File Formats: PDF AZW3 DOCX EPUB MOBI TXT or Kindle audiobook Audio CD(Several files can be converted to each other)
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese

When I first read the title I under-estimated the amount of knowledge the book would have. This book contains 40 projects that are all great, it shows step by step instructions with pictures on how to complete each project. I will just mention a few of the projects that I liked the most, building a chicken tractor, building a chicken coop, how to build beehives, installing fences, self-watering garden beds, aquaponics and hydroponics, solar and wind powered systems, and even how to build sheds for different animals. The book explains the basics of each chapter, such as basics for housing chickens or explaining aquaponics and hydroponics. If you have been looking at how to become more sustainable this book is a great start.–Emory, Goodreads  Surprisingly thorough and varied. It covers a lot of projects that would be of interest and does so in great detail. Each project covers skills and concepts that can be used on projects not covered in the book. Worth a read, definitely. It earned a place in my permanent library.–Adrian Martínez lara, Goodreads Book Description Provides details on how to build more than 40 projects–sheds, feeders, fences, and other  structures–to enhance readers’ sustainable living. From the Author Writing this book was a fascinating journey in coming up with projects that were innovative enough to be something you’d want to add to your homestead as well as straightforward for you to build. I also wanted to be sure they’d be good-looking–an asset to your property and easy on the eye for the neighbors. These also had to be functional projects that were easy to use and maintain. That meant looking at a lot of projects on existing homesteads to see what worked and what didn’t. An example: Too many chicken coops require you to get down on your knees to gather eggs and top up the feeder and waterer. I learned with my several flocks of poultry that if my coop is easy to access, I’ll do a better job of caring for my birds. I also tried hard to keep things simple–no exotic materials and nothing that is crazy hard to build. You should be able to find all your building supplies at your local home center. It is my hope that the steps and plans provided will be enough guide anyone who is moderately handy. From the Back Cover 40 PROJECTS FOR BUILDING YOUR BACKYARD HOMESTEADGARDEN STRUCTURESRaised BedsPlanters and ArborsSelf-Watering BedsGrow-Light StandFENCES AND PENSFence-Post BasicsSolar Electric FenceInstalling and Stretching FencesHen Pen and HurdleHOUSING CHICKENSBasics for Housing ChickensBuilding a Coop and RunComplete Material and Cutting ListsBuilding a Chicken TractorBUILDING SHEDSBasics for BuildingGoat ShedSaltbox Garden ShedBackyard-Homestead ShopSOLAR AND WIND POWERCompressor and Gearbox WindmillsHow Solar WorksErecting a WindmillInstalling a Solar SystemAQUAPONICS AND HYDROPONICSUnderstanding AquaponicsUnderstanding HydroponicsBasics of a DIY AP SystemHow to Install an HP SystemBUILDING BEEHIVESLangstroth BeehiveWarré BeehiveStep-by-Step Building InstructionsTop-Bar BeehivePLUMBING AND WIRING FOR BACKYARD HOMESTEADERSPlumbing BasicsGround-Fault Circuit InterruptersFreeze-Proof Watering OptionsOutdoor Wiring About the Author Dave Toht, a former contractor with decades of hands-on experience, fondly remembers his first house located in the sometimes frigid, sometimes frying Midwest. Built in 1854, it was loaded with opportunities for caulking, glazing, weatherstripping and insulating. Dave has more than 60 how-to books to this credit, including the best-selling Backyard Homesteading. He considers harvesting a sun-warmed tomato from his own garden one of life’s sweetest pleasures. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Minnesota with their coop full of Buff Orpingtons. Read more <div id="

  • This is a good book – with 40 projects to make for you backyard “homestead”. I found the book to be very easy to read, and I would like try to make a few of the projects. Some projects directions are simplistic, so you might need another resource for more in-depth instructions. I recommend this book, as long as you know what you’re getting. Please mark if you find my review helpful. Thank you so much!
  • Make sure this is the price you want to pay. I received a badly damaged book and when I tried to return it I’m told I have to pay almost half of the original purchase price to return it. BUYER BEWARE
  • Not handy with Tools? Don’t really know how to construct small functional buildings & or gardens?*This Book Is Amazing! It includes Today’s structures with Pictures and Step by Step Instructions & even includes the Tools Necessary to Complete Your Project! From any thing from a roof top gardens, fences, sheds to Chicken Pens! Whatever your Homestead needs… this Book Covers it! Pictures through out with simple understandable & practical builds!
  • These seem to be a compilation of old books that my grandfather use to have back in the 30’s. That is not a bad thing and I think a lot of the things discussed in this book should be taught in schools as there is nothing more important in life than knowing how to grow your own food. Knowing how to eat it is a good thing to learn as well…a lot of good information and ideas.
  • Great projects! I thought it would be more “take these nails and wood and build something” but it’s a bit more modern than that. For example, the windmill project requires buying a windmill kit and not how to build a windmill (although there’s a lot to erecting a windmill so it’s still helpful). Good companion to The Backyard Homesteader.
  • I love this book. It has some fantastic ideas I hadn’t thought of before… it gave us exactly what we needed when figuring out how to have water lines brought to animals and not having them freeze during the winter. Can’t wait to put it to use. Lots of great things in this book and pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
  • was expecting 40 projects but the book counts multiple chicken coops and other projects as different so you really only get about 20
  • Only one real chicken coop – quite a bit info on fences, not exactly what I was looking form but there are a few gems in here.
  • Browse, even if you didn’t have Aerojet in mind, you will find so,etching here well worth doing.
  • Estamos hablando de un libro con mas de 1.5K opiniones y muchas buenas. De la editoral Creative Homeowner (tendré en torno a 15 libros de la misma). Después de un tiempo en la lista de deseos me decidí a comprarlo. Mi opinión personal es que es un libro de proyectos sencillos que no está mal pero no es nada de otro mundo. Para los que saben poco de madera o apenas tienen literatura sobre trabajos en madera, no es una mala elección. Pero siendo sincero, creo que los proyectos que se describen aquí son básicos. Teniendolo sé que no necesitaba comprarlo, ahora queda en mi librería, pero apenas lo voy a consultar.
  • There are a lot of pictures and little tips and stuff all over this book! People tend to look online for answers these days but this is a good solid book for a few specific projects. A good resource for someone who wants to learn how to build a fence, gate, small animal enclosure, backyard water system,….
  • É um livro com vários projetos. Infelizmente no Brasil não há a facilidade de se comprar 90% dos materiais para se fazer muitas das coisas descritas lá. Exemplo: como fazer sementeiras se aqui nao se vende os moldes em metal para se prensar as mesmas? Mas dá pra se aproveitar algumas ideias.
  • This book offers a lot of great information and ideas for building a small homestead for a family. A great addition to my library.
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