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Independence Monthly

October 2017

In this issue…save money on your utility bill with solar or wind power, but save the surplus by storing it on the grid…three options that combine to give you maximum cover for minimum cost…a new app that is making it possible for homesteaders to turn scratch land into serious scratch…the best natural

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Independence Monthly

September 2017

In this issue…meet the bookkeeper who quit her job to become a goat farmer and discover why goats are the perfect livestock for starting a small homestead. Hear a homesteading couple describe how they live extravagantly, eating fruit from their orchards and taking free electricity from the sun. Maintain

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Independence Monthly

August 2017

Fill your grocery basket for free…with fresh, nutritious, tasty food. In this month’s Independence Monthly, get your guide to the plants you can forage for free…and find out how to prepare them. Become a farmer in the city…get a hot tip for finding fertilizer when you’re miles away from a farmyard…and sound advice on using the right tools to make physical work easier. Stay supple,

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Independence Monthly

July 2017

Affordable land and low taxes in Tennessee…farming in a beach town in Florida…slashing your mortgage costs in upstate New York. It’s all in this issue. Discover how you can have hours of fun on a project to create your own space by restoring a vintage trailer.

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Independence Monthly

June 2017

In this issue…discover how building your own log cabin spells mortgage-free living. Steve Hickman has done it in Virginia. Become an urban homesteader…Craig LeHoullier grows 2,000 pounds of fresh produce in his driveway in North Carolina. Fancy a change of career? Meet Alfred Rordame, who trained to be a violin-maker in his 60s.

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Independence Monthly

May 2017

Discover how to live mortgage-free, with no utility bills, like Bob Adams and Karen Kulik in Arizona…see how Ben Cole built his “Earthship” home with a solar hot water system for just $15,000 on a $500 lot in New Mexico…and how Kirstie Wolfe went underground to build her cozy, well-insulated home.

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Independence Monthly

April 2017

Take a look at the tax breaks you can avail of when you’re homesteading…discover features on your land that will save costs or generate income…and meet former college professor Chris Holman who gave up the lecture hall to raise chickens and spend his Saturdays selling at a farmers market.

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Independence Monthly

March 2017

This issue of Independence Monthly is filled with community villages and campfires…farmers markets and cryptocurrency…herbs…health…and an alpaca ranch. Meet Alex and Heather Lysantri who bailed out of New York to buy a farm in Maryland where they now breed a herd of 44 alpacas…and Laura Beck, who used to work in TV production in Austin, Texas but now lives in an ecovillage in New York...

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Independence Monthly

February 2017

Meet Ed and Laurie Essex, who swapped their city-condo life for off-grid living in the mountains without compromising on comfort…and Roger and Mary Gallagher who opted for the freedom of the road in their motorhome. If you prefer to live in a house, find out how to do it mortgage-free…like Susannah Shmurak, who paid just $1 for her 100-year-old, wooden farmhouse…to save it from demolition...

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Independence Monthly

January 2017

Meet Deb and Tj Akey, who downshifted to live on a sailboat and now spend their days anchoring off beaches and visiting cool places on their 42ft boat. Make extra cash from your spare room by joining the sharing economy and renting your space to guests. Learn about your right to water…which states allow you to collect rain…and how you can filter water to ensure you have your own source...

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