About Us

Earthineer looks to support and promote sustainability as a lifestyle choice. We believe that farming, homesteading, and self-reliance should be celebrated. At its core, that is what Earthineer is about - making a stronger connection to nature, being a good steward of the land, and bringing a renewal to our sense of community.

All of the content is user-driven. We credit our members with making the site what it is today.

How did this site come about?

It all started with a barn-raising. 8 years ago, Dan and Leah Adams participated in a barn-raising in southern Indiana. It was that experience that they credit with the decision to make a lifestyle change. They started re-skilling themselves - rehabbing an old house, planting and growing, seed saving, learning about soil and composting, canning, preserving, and pickling.

After working at a software development firm for 9 years, Dan was laid off in 2006 and started his own business as a software consultant. At the end of 2008, the economy staggered (as did his consultant work), and in 2009 their son, Noah, was born- these two events served as further catalysts for change. At the end of 2010, Dan decided to combine what he knew (programming) with what he was passionate about, and started what was to become Earthineer...even better, his wife was willing to let him do it.

Founding Sponsors

We would like to thank the following companies. They lent their support and shared our vision for the direction of the site. Much of what you see today is due in part to their contributions.

Platinum Sponsors

A magazine about off-grid, self-reliant living, homesteading, gardening, farming, and much more.
GrainMaker mills are hand-crafted by Bitterroot Tool & Machine, a family owned, custom machine shop located in Stevensville, Montana. Our GrainMaker line consists of superior quality, hand-operated grain mills and roller/flaker mills. Each mill is designed to allow individuals, families and communities the ability to mill wholesome, nutritious foods without additives or preservatives. GrainMaker mills come with a full Lifetime Heirloom Guarantee on every part including our Burrs!
GRIT Magazine: Celebrating Rural America Since 1882. GRIT celebrates country lifestyles of all kinds, while emphasizing the importance of community and stewardship.
Hoegger Supply is a family run business focused on helping folks do more for themselves. From goats and home dairy to cheese and soap making, we would like to help you be successful in your own efforts.
Mother Earth News - The Original Guide to Living Wisely.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, the country's leading publication on self-sufficient living, is taking our message to the people! Join us for a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable living event. We're planning hundreds of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on:

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Good Ideas For Life http://www.goodideasforlife.com/
Blue Rock Station http://www.bluerockstation.com/
Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Associations http://www.oeffa.org/


We are thankful to the following companies who contributed their products for our sweepstakes, which we used for our membership drives.