Ken Kern

The Owner-Built Homestead


A classic from the back-to-the-land movement, this text is a passionately written and fully fleshed out articulation of the Kern family's experience building and cultivating a homestead from the ground up.

With an introductory discussion on the mindset necessary for successful homesteading, Kern provides a wealth of practical information on everything from digging a well to sheet mulching, all from the perspective acknowledging that a healthy functioning homestead must be treated as a holistic ecosystem.

Soft cover with both black and white photographs and illustrations throughout.

Edition: 1961.

Condition: Lived in.

Measures ~5"x8". 268 pages.