What is Homesteading?

Our humble homestead in the spring

In this episode, we ask, “What is Homesteading?” A few of the answers may surprise you.

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  • A short, unrelated anecdote
  • This is not the be-all, end-all
  • Just a word from George Carlin
  • Historical context: Homestead Acts
  • Tends to be rural, but can be suburban or even urban
  • Convert home ownership costs into productive income
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Livestock
  • Off-grid/renewable energy
  • Self-sufficiency, independence & freedom
  • Interdependence
  • Back to Earth/Nature
  • Apolitical
  • Survivalism & prepping
  • Making a house into a home
  • Socialization
  • Homesteading is mainly a philosophy, lifestyle & value system

We would love to get your comments. What is homesteading to you?

Upcoming Episodes

A series on selecting a homestead location, beginning with Core Values.

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