19 Sustainable Living Books Every Homestead Library Needs!


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This list of my favorite sustainable living books has been very helpful to me over the years – providing homestead inspiration and help for how to live a more sustainable life. Learn a few tips for eco-friendly everyday life and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time with the books in this helpful list.

Inspirational Homesteading Books Every Home Library Needs! long

My Favorite Sustainable Living Books for Your Reference Library

Sustainable living doesn’t have to mean living off grid with no running water. It certainly can be if that’s what you want, but it doesn’t have to be. My family of six is homesteading in a modern house and enjoy a lot of electronic luxuries, but we still try to reduce our environmental footprint through green living practices.

 I consider homesteaders to be responsible stewards of the earth, right?! People who are taking real life steps toward self-sufficiency, no matter how small. If you want to take step by step control of your own life, these favorite sustainable living books will help you! Included in my list of favorite sustainable living books are:

  • Books on organic gardening
  • Raising livestock
  • Striving for a zero-waste lifestyle
  • Living a green, eco-friendly life
  • Small, hygge living
  • Healthy cooking

Inspirational Sustainable Living Books Every Home Library Needs!

Inspirational sustainable living books to help you garden, raise livestock, cook from scratch, and live your best, small footprint life!


These favorite homesteading books belong in every homestead library and will help on your path to self-sufficiency through gardening, chickens, and more!

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle written by Barbara Kingsolver looks like an excellent book. I also like all the gardening books too. I ama gardener and it is tough to choose.

  2. My favorite homesteading book is The Encyclopedia of Country Living! I only just got started with these things, and I cannot wait to learn more:) Thank you so much for the chance.

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  3. Ide love to learn about homesteading and fermenting as well as keeping chickens n a garden all interest me and my family thanks for the chance to win. Amazing gifts.