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Find Land Now: A Quick Guide for Homesteaders

These pages are filled with the information and inspiration you need to find the perfect plot of land for your homestead. Even if you’re unsure about homesteading, this book will show you the kinds of decisions you’ll face should you ever decide to buy land.

My book FIND LAND NOW: A QUICK GUIDE FOR HOMESTEADERS is now for sale. Praise be to God! If you’ve ever dreamed about finding land for growing your own food and raising animals, this book is for you.

In 2021, our family successfully made the move from the city to the country so we could set up a homestead. I’ve compiled our most useful experiences and information inside these pages for others who want to do the same.

Even if you’re unsure about homesteading, this book will help you to see the kinds of decisions you’ll encounter should you pursue greener pastures.

Main topics covered:
-Methods for locating land
-Financing and finding cheap land
-Number of acres and shelters to consider
-Desirable property features and pitfalls to avoid
-Finding land in the city if you stay put
-Securing eternal survival in Jesus Messiah


Over the past few years, I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on dozens of books on topics ranging from gardening, foraging, herbal medicine, animal husbandry, off-grid living, food preservation, and anything else you can think of that’s related to homesteading. While I am grateful for the knowledge contained in these books, if I had to live off-grid with just one book at my disposal, it would be THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COUNTY LIVING by Carla Emery.

I’m not getting paid to write this. Seriously, COUNTRY LIVING may be the one and only book you ever need to buy for information on survival, homesteading, or rural living. At over 900 pages, it covers every topic you can imagine, and if you need a deeper dive into a topic, Emery gives generous references to other books and resources.

If you’re at all interested in any homesteading activities, hobbies, or DIY creations, don’t hesitate to buy this book, as I did. I’d kept hearing about COUNTRY LIVING from fellow homesteaders, and it oftentimes came up as a top pick on homesteading booklists. I finally purchased it for about twenty bucks on AbeBooks, and I’m glad I did.

It’s a huge book, about the size of a telephone book or print dictionary. If it’s ever made available as a hardcover, I would buy that. I’ve seen it available with spiral binding, but I’m not sure if that would be significantly better than the paperback.