- Paperback: 126 pages
- Publisher: Loompanics Unlimited; First Edition edition (January 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1559502363
- ISBN-13: 978-1559502368
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,802,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rancho Costa Nada: The Dirt Cheap Desert Homestead Paperback – January 1, 2003
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This is a desert homestead so some of the principles may not apply to a more humid climate. The author also readily acknowledges he does not live here full time; he leaves for extended periods, especially those periods when the desert weather is harshest.
I picked up a signed copy directly from the author (google him). The inscription reads "now don't take this too seriously." It's the attitude one needs to make this lifestyle work, even part-time.
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I'm his neighbor. This is a great book about pioneering a homestead where there is little.Published 5 months ago by Passin' Through
Great read. Helped me get into the right mindset about going off grid cheaply. Lots of interesting ideas, and a unique perspective.Published 5 months ago by Shelton Shalom Home
Phil gave up the rat race to live on some desert land that was so worthless that the previous owner let it go rather than pay the property taxes, which couldn't have been much more... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Possum Living youtube
I loved this book. Very entertaining, but it also left me with a lot to think about.Published 10 months ago by Callig
This book will not be for everyone. It challenges the core of what most folks have been indoctrinated to believe. Read morePublished on May 10, 2014 by Chay
An amusing and informative description of a low-end off-grid lifestyle. It inspired me to look for land in the same general area. Read morePublished on April 26, 2014 by Kindle Customer
Amusing anecdotal reading. Glad I got this book. Great story about a guy who made a bug out refuge a way of life. Read morePublished on April 1, 2014 by Kate in Oregon