Homesteading what is it?


There are many different ways to answer this question, I found an article that got straight to the point and answered it for more effectively than I could, especially since we are still very new to this. We have had some hiccups and bumps along the way to create even just a small urban homestead, which I will talk about in a different post all together. Until, then I will leave you with this excerpt from the article and a link to it, in its entirety.


Like the phrases living off the grid and self-reliance, homesteading might mean different things to different people. It really depends exactly on what you want to include in your lifestyle.

However, an internet search produces two common definitions.


The first definition refers to living self-sufficiently and sustainably. Most of the time this involves a family group living together in a home or homes on a property. They plant a large vegetable garden and keep animals to provide food for their own consumption.

As expected according to, the formal definition of homesteading comes from the word “homestead.” A homestead is “a dwelling with its land and buildings, occupied by the owner as a home and exempted by a homestead law from seizure or sale from debt.”  And as a verb, it simply means “to acquire a homestead.”

Today, we use the word more informally. In fact, you might use the word to describe a household gardening and keeping animals to feed their family.


Here are some things you can do to get started:

You’ll find many ways to try your hand at homesteading activities. If it makes you more self-reliant, try it out.

The information above can be found in a more indepth article here:

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