With regenerative enthusiasm, the Robinsons tell of their change from city life to country, where with a little land they got a ""lot of living"", managed both security and economy as they raised 70% of what they consumed. This charts the way for their converts, giving full advice on the how and how much it costs to homestead. Finding a house within 25 miles of the city for the city worker (since they mean country- not suburban- this is optimistic in many locales); the layout, water, sanitation, electricity, landscaping, building a barn, raising your own food from vegetables, fruit, herbs, to chickens, eggs, geese, turkey, ducks, squabs, rabbits, pigs, cows, bees, goats; your own vineyard and wine-making; preserving your food with quick freezing and pressure canning. All this can be done in your spare time (which they set at 20 hours a week), and they provide the basic information. It sounds pretty busy to me.