• BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS: COMPLETE SET CD-ROM

    Bumper-to-bumper traffic, huge supermarket warehouses, outrageous utility bills — facts of every day life, right? Wrong! There is a better life. It’s simpler, healthier and more satisfying, and Mother Earth News can help you live it. The Best of Mother Earth News: Original E-book Collection is a set of e-books featuring the best original content from the pages of the magazine.

    Each e-book explores topics ranging from renewable energy advice and practical homesteading solutions to creative natural building methods. Sustainability experts and novices alike will find what they’ve been looking for in this unmatched collection. This comprehensive set includes more than 500 pages of tips, stories and diagrams – for one low price!

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  • BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS: NATURAL BUILDING METHODS E-BOOK

    If you want to build an environmentally friendly house, garage or barn from natural materials, this is the e-book for you. Explore the pros and cons of building with straw, logs, cordwood, earth and local lumber. Learn how to manage local building codes and inspections. And find out how you can design any home to take advantage of solar heat and natural cooling.

    Plus, we've included extra articles on green roofing options, used building materials and choosing the perfect plaster.

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  • BUILDING CHICKEN COOPS E-HANDBOOK

    Chicken-coop designs are as varied as the people who keep chickens. The best design for you depends on how many chickens you keep, your purpose in keeping them, their breed, your geographic location, and how much money you want to spend.

    This e-handbook shows you designs and helpful tips to make your chicken raising experience a successful one. Chapters include:

    • Twelve Tips for a Successful Coop Design
    • Providing Adequate Ventilation
    • Temperature Control
    • Choosing the Right Flooring
    • Putting Down Bedding
    • Installing Roosts
    • Nests and Nest Boxes
    • Choosing and Siting a Water Source
    • Tips and Advice for Keeping Chickens in Cages
    • Offering Access to a Yard
    • Raising Chickens Free on the Range



    The more adequate their shelter and surroundings, the healthier and more content your chickens will be.

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  • BUILDING OR RENOVATING A BARN FOR YOUR HORSE E-HANDBOOK

    Building a horse barn is quite a project — and there is a vast and varied array of plans and books available to help you. But renovating a shelter to make it fit for just one or two horses, or building a sturdy three-sided shelter, can be quite simple, even if you have only basic carpentry skills.

    This e-handbook shows you what you need to know to properly construct horse housing. Chapters included are:

    • The Fundamentals of Building for Horses
    • Tips and Techniques for Remodeling
    • Building a Simple Run-in Shelter
    • Designing the Layout for a Small Barn Renovation
    • Roofing Your Horse Barn
    • Building a Stall
    • Providing Food and Water in the Barn
    • Finishes to Preserve Your Horse Shelter



    Horses are adaptable creatures, but they are also large, strong, active, and playful. Having a sturdy shelter for them can give you peace of mind.

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  • HOW TO BUILD A POLE WOODSHED E-HANDBOOK

    More and more people are turning to wood as a primary or secondary heating fuel, and as this number increases, so too does the sophistication of our wood stoves/furnaces, and our knowledge of wood heat.

    This e-handbook outlines various ways to speed the seasoning process — from no-cost methods of stacking the wood properly to building a low-cost, pole-built storage shed. Chapters include:

    • How Much Wood?
    • The Construction Process
    • Types of Metal Roofing
    • Alternate Roofing
    • Enclosing the Shed
    • Stacking the Wood

    Properly seasoned wood is as important a part of the woodburning process as a well-constructed stove or a safe installation. 36 pages.

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  • HOW TO BUILD A POND FOR FOOD AND FUN E-HANDBOOK

    The farm or homestead fishpond is slowly gaining recognition for being a multi-valued asset. It can provide fish and recreation for the entire family. It can also be a source of water for irrigating the garden, the orchard, watering cattle and even water for firefighting in case of an emergency.

    This e-handbook provides diagrams to convert natural ponds into productive fish ponds and how to find and build man-made fish ponds. Chapters include:

    • Selecting the Site
    • Clearing the Pond Site
    • Using Existing Ponds or Small Lakes to Build a Fishpond
    • Types of Fishponds
    • Constructing New Fishponds

    A well planned and constructed fishpond will pay for itself in time It will add to the economy by furnishing food for the family, as well as providing recreation. 32 pages.

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  • HOW TO BUILD A SMOKEHOUSE E-HANDBOOK

    In recent years dozens of commercial smokers have appeared on the market, most of them expensive, hard to clean, and none of them more efficient than a homemade smoker.

    This e-handbook teaches you how to make a simple smoke box or barrel or a strong, tight smokehouse that will endure for decades. It also discusses the three basic ways of curing and/or smoking meats, fish, and poultry, hot smoking, cold smoking, and curing and smoking.

    Why not build your own smokehouse or pit and start enjoying the savory, succulent taste of smoked meats? 36 pages.

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  • HOW TO BUILD BAT HOUSES E-HANDBOOK

    Why, you may be asking yourself, would anyone want to build a bat house? Bats rid the world of billions of insect pests every night, and they act as pollinators and seed dispersers for many different plants. An excellent way to make neighborhoods attractive to bats is to provide artificial habitats to augment the decreasing natural ones.

    This e-handbook helps you understand these winged creatures, their habitat and how you can help. Chapters include:

    • The Benefits of Bats
    • Bats and Human Health
    • Attracting Bats
    • Bat-Proofing Your Home
    • Bat House Construction
    • Bat House Plans

    This important resource dispells the myths about bats and shows you how you can give back to these creatures that do so much for us. 36 pages.

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  • HOW TO BUILD COLD FRAMES E-HANDBOOK

    A cold frame is nothing more than a box of boards set on the ground outdoors and topped with a second-hand storm window, but its simplicity belies its usefulness. In addition to expanding the length of the growing season, a cold frame can increase the types of produce you can grow.

    Involving a day's work with readily available materials and simple hand tools, construction of a cold frame is quick and economical. This handy reference shows you how to get started. Chapters include:

    • Selecting a Site
    • Foundation
    • Materials
    • Preparations
    • Assembly
    • Using the Cold Frame
    • Soil For the Cold Frame

    With the help of this e-handbook, you can build your own cold frame and start enjoying an extended gardening season. 36 pages.

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  • HOW TO BUILD COLD STORAGE FOR FRUITS & VEGETABLES E-HANDBOOK

    Do you want to save on what could be wasted garden surpluses and lower food costs? Try storing food the natural way, in storage rooms and root cellars, in pits and trenches, or even in the garden.

    This e-handbook shows you where and how to build an underground root cellar, cold storage in you basement and pits or trenches in your garden. It also has important information on the proper storage for a variety of fruits and vegetables. Why not keep large quantities of food that is cheaper, less work, and far more energy-efficient than canning or freezing? 29 pages.

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  • HOW TO BUILD EASY BIRD FEEDERS E-HANDBOOK

    Birds delight, amuse, and confound us with their antics, habits, and avian operas, and they are extremely beneficial as well. They eat weed seeds, wood-boring ants, gnats, flies, agricultural pests and more. Birds need water, food and safe shelter where they can raise their young.

    This informative e-handbook helps you determine what type of birdfeeders and seed to use in order to attract a variety of birds. Chapters include:

    • Finding the Best Location
    • 10 Tips for Building the Best Bird Feeders
    • Platform Feeder
    • Tin Can Feeder
    • Suet Feeder
    • Hummingbird Feeder
    • Suet Log Feeder

    Also included is a list of materials, tools and illustrations to help make your backyard a bird sanctuary. 36 pages.

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  • HOW TO BUILD FENCES E-HANDBOOK

    Next to the wheel and the plow, the fence ranks high as a major landmark in the progress of civilization. Historically, it was such a simple tool and yet it gave man the enormous capability of making boundaries, separations, edges, and limits. For the first time, a man could organize his geography and the things in it. He could keep things in and keep things out. He could contain his livestock, defend himself with barriers, and define his territory.

    This e-handbook concerns itself principally with the practical aspects of fences. Basic indoor planning steps and an equal number of outdoor planning steps are needed to keep you away from mistakes or miscalculations in building a fence. Chapters in this e-handbook include:

    • How to Plan Ahead
    • How to Construct a Legal Fence
    • How to Avoid Fence Post Problems
    • How to Choose the Right Type of Fence
    • How to Select the Right Tools
    • How to Use the Best Construction Technique
    • How to Construct Workable Gates
    • How to Build Safely

    A must-have reference for anyone wanting to build a fence. 35 pages.

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  • HOW TO BUILD SIMPLE FURNITURE E-HANDBOOK

    You don't have to be a master carpenter to make the wood furniture projects in this e-handbook. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to build a small table for your hallway, an Adirondack chair or a picnic set for enjoyable outdoor living. Only simple hand tools are needed to complete these simple projects. Other projects include:

    • Wall Shelf
    • Small Bench
    • Pump Lamp
    • Step Stool
    • Storage Box

    You'll enjoy the furniture you build, and get even deeper satisfaction from having built it yourself. 37 pages.

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  • MAKING YOUR OWN INCENSE E-HANDBOOK

    Incense evokes a sense of luxury, of being in an exotic place where spices and aromas lift the spirits and making the home more welcoming, inviting and pleasant.

    This e-handbook describes the history of incense, selecting the right ingredients, making and burning smudge sticks, making and burning loose noncombustible mix and incense recipes that include:

    • Forest Fantasy
    • Sandalwood
    • A Walk in the Woods
    • Clear the Air
    • Vanilla Lavender
    • Kitchen Spice Insense



    With the instructions in this handy resource, you can enjoy the fragrances that you love! 36 pages.

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  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS COMPLETE SET OF DIGITAL E-BOOKS

    The Best of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, including vegetale gardening, alternative energy, solar power and sustainable building, are contained in this convenient downloadable PDF e-book collection.

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  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO ENERGY SAVINGS E-BOOK

    You'll save money on home energy bills for years to come with this convenient collection of recent articles from The Original Guide to Living Wisely. The Guide to Energy Savings E-book is filled with information on solar heating options, plus natural cooling methods for your house. If you want to heat your home for free, you can find instructions for building a DIY solar heating system. And if you're planning to remodel or build a new home, this special edition includes our best articles to help you make your home super-energy efficient by tapping the free energy of the sun.

    Considering new, energy-efficient appliances or windows? Maybe even heating with a woodstove? Learn what you need to know to spend your money wisely. Compiled in this guide is a set of the most informative, most up-to-date articles available from Mother Earth News to educate you on all relevant aspects of home energy savings, from building a simple solar heater to brewing your own biofuels and more. In addition, The Guide to Energy Savings E-book includes a 3-page directory of even more resources related to home solar energy systems and energy efficiency.

    Packed inside the pages of The Guide to Energy Savings E-book are hundreds of great ideas for any home, including articles on:

    • Easy energy improvements
    • Emergency power options
    • Small-scale wind power
    • Solar space heating
    • Best bets for solar hot water
    • Expert advice on wood heat
    • And much more!

    Save big on energy costs for an entire lifetime with the tips and solutions in The Guide to Energy Savings E-book.

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  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 2 EDITION E-BOOK

    Mother Earth News Guide To Living on Less, 2nd Edition E-book

    Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less, 2nd Edition E-book has dozens of ideas to help you save money on food, housing and energy, while also living a greener life.

    The articles featured are fun and will help you save a few dollars. Some tips and advice included in these articles include:

    • Cutting food bills in half by growing and cooking your own food at home.
    • Solar plans fit for any home.
    • Knowledgeable advice about farm animals, ranging from chickens to pigs to cattle.

    This informative guide can teach you how to grow $700 of food in 100 square feet. Learn how to get the most food from a small area in your yard.

    You'll also find articles on backyard beef, building a simple solar heater, growing fruit trees, raising chickens and much more!

    Get ready, it’s time to start living on less and loving it!

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  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS: BUILD IT YOURSELF E-BOOK

    Mother Earth News has been a leading source for DIY project plans and advice for over 30 years - and we've compiled 14 of the best projects in this convenient e-book for beginner and intermediate do-it-yourselfers. Learn how to build furniture, handle home plumbing, and many other skills for becoming more self-reliant. Projects include:

    • Woodworking Basics
    • Build a Solar Food Dehydrator
    • How to Unclog Drains
    • Build a Cozy Cabin
    • Make Safe Paint

    Also available: Mother Earth News Complete Set of Digital E-Books.

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    Buy this e-book for your Kindle reader! Visit Amazon to purchase your Kindle version today!

    *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!

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