Top 20 Best Bird House Kits & Plans for 2022

Do you want your environment to be full of bright cheery birdsong? Then why not make a bird house? It’s easy enough to do – you need some basic woodworking skills (learn them here if you don’t have them already)…

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

Learning to depend less on “the grid” and more on yourself isn’t always easy but John Seymour makes it seem like it is in The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It. The book first came to life over 40…

Off Grid Living Manual For Beginners And Newbies

More and more people are turning their backs on the rat race and opting to live their lives on their own terms. Off-grid is one of the more extreme choices. The most popular way to take full control of your…

Best Chicken Coop Plans & 12 DIY Ideas

I was pleasantly surprised when searching for the best chicken coop plans – there’s so many awesome options. If you’re thinking about raising yourself some chickens (for eggs, meat or both) then you’re going to need a chicken coop. And…

A Short History Of The Whole Earth Catalog

Who remembers the Whole Earth Catalog? Anyone? For some, the Whole Earth Catalog was the bible for all things green and eco-friendly, off-grid, back to nature, and enviromentally conscious and sustainable. If you think environmentalism is a new phenomenon you’d…

What Is Permaculture?

Seriously, what is permaculture? What the heck is it? We get asked this frequently around Whole People HQ. If you’re tying to be truly sustainable in your living, then you’ve probably considered growing your own food in the backyard. (If…