“In the late-’70s BBC sitcom Good Neighbors, Tom and Barbara Good quit their corporate jobs, unplugged from the electrical grid and started a miniature farm on their suburban London lot. In their quest for the sustainable life, the Goods committed an assortment of anti-bourgeois sins, including growing vegetables in the front yard and acquiring chickens, a goat and a pair of pigs. As their self-sufficiency grew, so did their neighbors’ perturbation, and hilarity ensued. If the Goods had read The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Homesteading, they might have known how to win over their conventional neighbors.” Click here to read more.
Turning the Clock Back
“I have always been jealous of my sister, who lives in a rural area… Living in the suburbs makes it a lot harder to be self sustaining but The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Homesteading was quite an eye opener in terms of things I really CAN do, despite not having a lot of land.” Click here to read more.
Boston Green Blog
“Urban homesteading can be an intimidating word — not all of us are ready to raise chickens in downtown Boston, but in reality, there are many ways to add small bits of the urban homesteading life into your everyday routine.” Click here to read more.
The Rochester NY Pizza Blog
“The ‘Idiot’ label notwithstanding, this is not merely a cursory introduction to the topic of homesteading, nor is it narrowly focused on one or two aspects like vegetable gardening. Kraft, who has a decade’s worth of experience homesteading in Denver, covers everything from the basics of gardening to raising animals, beekeeping, composting, dealing with neighbors, zoning issues and more.” Click here to read more.
Sweet T Makes Three
“She includes a wealth of information from gardening without a yard (it can be done!) to going off the power grid even if you are a renter. Even though we aren’t city dwellers, I wanted a copy of this book in order to implement smaller projects around our home…” Click here to read more.
“Written in a clear, enjoyable style this book inspires you to start with small steps and work your way up to bigger projects. Especially handy for those new to the idea of urban homesteading is an overview of zoning laws, neighborhood covenants, and other potential obstacles to urban homesteading…” Click here to read more.
Dog Island Farm
“OK, snicker. The name is funny. I’ve never really taken the Complete Idiot’s Guide line of literature all that seriously. I guess I just assumed most of them were, well, for the very new beginner. Sundari Elizabeth Kraft’s book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Homesteading, changed my mind. I have to say it is the most comprehensive book I have read on urban homesteading…” Click here to read more.
“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Homesteading” is exactly what it’s titled. This book has everything that a person needs to be able to sustain themselves even if they live in an area where it’s not possible to have a large farm or group of animals…” Click here to read more.