Extreme Simplicity - Homesteading in The City
By Christopher & Dolores Lynn Nyerges
Extreme Simplicity: Homesteading in the City, by Christopher and Dolores Lynn Nyerges, is a book where the authors describe their efforts to practice "living lightly on the earth," even in their small suburban Los Angeles home. The book describes their efforts to do "integral gardening" on every bit of usable land, to produce food (for people and wildlife), medicines, fragrance, shade, and useful tools. They describe how they went about raising earthworms, chickens, rabbits, bees, a goose, a pig, and their dogs in their typical back yard. The Nyerges' also take the reader along their journey to installing a wood fireplace, solar water heating, and a solar electric system. Though there is much "how to" in this book, it is full of personal stories and rich reading of the learning they experienced along the way. There is a section on recycling, and a unique section about the economics of self-reliance.
The Self-Sufficient Home
By Christopher Nyerges
The Self-Sufficient Home... Going green and saving Money. This is Christopher's latest book, a treasure trove of information for living a simpler life. The book includes interviews from folks who live the life, folks who walk the walk. This book will provide you with more money saving tips, beyond his other popular book, "Extreme simplicity". It includes how to cut heating and cooling costs, utilize solar energy, construct non-flush toilets and solar showers, collect rainwater, and apply permaculture techniques. Hundreds of photographs and diagrams illustrate ways to use natural resources and embrace self-reliance. From embracing solar energy and wind power to using fluorescent bulbs and growing backyard vegetable gardens, there are endless ways to live a more ecological and economical lifestyle. Sustainable living advice from self-reliance expert Christopher Nyerges, editor of Wilderness Way magazine.