This book is for anyone that lives off-grid or would like to live an off-grid homesteader lifestyle. It is 355 pages and includes detailed step-by-step plans, full color pictures, and material list... More > for building an off-grid cabin and over 30 useful homestead projects. Also included are directions for installing a small solar and wind power system, rain water harvest system, composting toilet, outdoor wood furnace and more... This ebook is printable and works on Linux, Windows, and Mac!< Less
This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid. It includes detailed step-by-step plans for a solar cabin and over 30 other projects.
This is an encyclopedia for homesteading and... More > off-grid living written by a homesteader and includes cabin plans, solar and wind system installation, solar composting toilet, how to make a living from your homestead, where to find cheap land and much more...
This book was designed as an Ebook with links and videos that will not work in the printed version. If you want full color pics, links and videos to work please order the Ebook download or CD version available on Lulu.< Less
This book describes the environmental history of a parcel of old pasture and woods in the piedmont area of northern Virginia. What plants and animals were present at the time of the European... More > encounter, how have new species been brought in, what has disappeared? Nature has been vibrantly flexible over the last 300 years, but what will global warming bring?< Less
Randy Lemmon is the host of Houston's GardenLine radio program, on Newsradio 740 KTRH. Over 1.4 million Houstonians garden for a hobby or pastime, and GardenLine is where they listen for advice and... More > information on gardening and landscaping. Every Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.-10 a.m., (on line at www.ktrh.com) GardenLine’s Randy Lemmon answers listeners' questions on everything from aphids to zoysias. He's Houston’s absolute expert on lawns and gardens, offering help to listeners both with and without "green thumbs." Randy's a Texas Aggie who truly KNOWS plants and flowers. He explains them with ease and candor, and is as competent a "plant" person as there is. He studies, and he practices. He embraces "new methods" as well as the "old" ways of dealing with problems. Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon is the first in a series of self-published books by Randy Lemmon Consulting.< Less
A pretty paint chip doesn't always make a pretty wall color. But the Paint Color Cheat Sheets let you find the right color for painting your home, quickly and easily. Just like the name suggests, you... More > will get the "right answers" in a paint color deck - only proven, tried and tested paint colors that always work. No more agonizing and endless testing. This shortcut is as close to foolproof and no-fail as you can get!< Less
1001 GardenLine Questions is a collection of questions and Randy's answers from hundreds of his radio show listeners. It covers how to grow and kill things in the garden, especially for those along... More > the Gulf Coast and in the Houston-area specifically. This is a great follow-up and a perfect companion book to Randy's first Lulu-made book Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon.< Less
You may be completely new to the idea of composting, you may have been tinkering with the idea of starting to compost or you may be an experienced composter.
Whatever you are, we hope that these... More > chapters will give you some helpful tips and advice.
You may consider that we are a little biased in our view, but really there is nothing complicated or difficult about composting and it makes sense from every viewpoint.
If you compost waste materials from your garden and/or kitchen then you will be contributing towards the wellbeing of our planet by not sending this waste to a landfill site. You will be saving money as the end product can be used in your garden instead of buying expensive composts from the garden centre. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that the material you are using in your garden to improve then life of your plants, flowers and vegetables is completely wholesome as you know exactly what the source of the compost has been.< Less
Insider Basics for the First-Time Home Buyer! is an important resource and objective guide offering everything one needs to know to properly buy their first (and future) home. Unlike those... More > "free" home buying seminars, this book assists you with no hidden agendas or ulterior motives. From what qualifies you for mortgage financing to how to find the right real estate agent and mortgage professional, this tool will prepare you in ways that the typical home buyer course or seminar cannot and does not. Through it you will learn savings strategies, credit strengthening techniques, and what NOT to do. You'll find helpful checklists to take with you on your home visits and much more. Insider Basics for the First-Time Home Buyer! is a must read for anyone thinking about buying a home.< Less
Build your own Wind Generator inexpen$ively
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Produce 1000 watts of wind... More > power for under $100
100 pages of Renewable Energy Information
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SIMPLE SOLAR HOMESTEADING: Self-Help
This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid that wants to learn how to build simple solar projects to make life easier. ... More > Includes 15 plans with many pictures, drawings and material list. Learn to build: a solar cabin, solar composting toilet, solar water heater, solar food dehydrator, rainwater harvesting system, root/storm cellar, drill a water well and more...
Also included: How and where to find cheap homestead property and a resource guide for homesteader supplies.< Less
This is a guide for solving problems in the electrical circuits of a home - shorts, loose connections, GFCIs tripping, etc. The book is thorough but not overly technical, and gives over 30 helpful... More > black and white diagrams and charts. Homeowners will come to understand their wiring system and what can happen to it. Many problems will become easy to fix with confidence.< Less
If you have some silver pieces to sell but don’t have a clue about how to do it, this booklet is for you. Questions answered include: .......... What's the difference between sterling and... More > silver plate? ..........How do I identify what I have? .......... What’s a fair price? .......... Who buys silver? ..........
Where can I find buyers? .......... Which is better - selling silver for scrap or selling for intended use? .......... Should I sell now or hold my silver pieces? ............... Reading this booklet will answer many of your questions. To be fair, you still will have some work to do on your own because there is no precise way to find a buyer. But, you’ll be well on your way with basic knowledge to help in locating a buyer and negotiating a good deal............ SECOND EDITION --- 37 pages in "pdf" format you can read on your computer...........Requires Adobe Digital Edition Reader - a free download.< Less
We have always loved the look and feel of stone houses. They have an ageless quality that stands in contrast to the built in obsolescence prevalent in today's world. Thirty plus years ago we built... More > own stone house. We researched the available methods, and settled on the slip-form technique popularized by Scott and Helen Nearing. We made several major improvements including better slipforms, creation of a reveal at face of the stones, and foam insulation built into the walls. We have organized our book into two parts. Part I: The Art of Building a House of Stone details an Advanced Slipform Construction Technique from the gathering of stones to the construction of finished structures with a special section detailing building Garden Walls. Part II: From Dream to Reality - Building Our House chronicles our building experience in the summer of 1979 and offers comments gleaned from living in our house.
We are not sure how this book will appear on your Ereader. It looks pretty good on the Nexus 7.< Less