What is Homesteading? What To Know To Get Started

Disturbing events impacting food supply security, health and wellness, and the global economy have prompted families to think about becoming more self-reliant. And that often includes a homestead lifestyle.

WHAT IS HOMESTEADING?

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.

WHAT IS HOMESTEADING?

"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."

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 produce homestead meat and provide food for their own use.

HOMESTEADING AND SELF-RELIANCE

WHAT WAS THE HOMESTEAD ACT OF 1862?

Under this act, “public land in the western United States was granted to any US citizen willing to settle on and farm the land for at least five years”.

WHAT IS HOMESTEADING TODAY?

Today, this phrase often refers to the act of growing your own food and raising meat for your family's survival.

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