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Become A Successful Homesteader: 4 Great Tips

by: Jenifer Bell
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As the world is becoming increasingly dependent on technology and the media, more and more people choose to go off the grid and become homesteaders. Homesteaders are people that live a life of self-sufficiency, meaning they live off the land and use only the things they have grown or created as a means of survival. The main focuses of a homestead lifestyle are agriculture, food preservation, clothing, and household goods production. Read below how to become a successful homesteader: 4 great tips.

Homesteader: Happier And Relaxed

In 2020, people are beginning to reject the demands of everyday life and society. They are beginning to gravitate towards a homestead lifestyle to live a happier and more relaxed life. If you are thinking about making the switch to becoming a homesteader, there are some things you should know. This post will detail 4 Tips For Becoming a Successful Homesteader as you make your transition.

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A Short Guide to Become a Successful Homesteader

Switching to a homestead lifestyle is not easy, especially since you will need to put in a lot of physical labor to be successful. With that being said, as you plan to abandon your normal life, here are some things to consider.

Plan Where You’re Going to Live

Perhaps the most important thing to think about before you make the switch to a homestead lifestyle is where you will live. The first thing you need to decide is where in the world you’re going to live. Are you going to create a homestead in the mountains of Colorado? Or in the fields of Italy? Are you going to move twenty minutes from where you live now? Or are you going to relocate to a different country? Before you make your final decision, be sure to research the places you are considering.

After that, be sure to think about what kind of home you will live in on your homestead. Most people choose to live in small- or tiny house on their homesteads; however, some choose to live in RVs, farms, or log cabins. A plumber in Voorhees added, “Make sure you're safe and protected from weather and that the home is ready to move in once you are ready to begin your transition.”

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Get Rid of Technology

Part of living on a homestead will require you to abandon all or most of your technology. Be sure that you are prepared to get rid of your digital devices, such as your:

  • Phone
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Gaming systems
  • Tablets
  • Electric fans
  • Smartwatches
  • HVAC systems
  • Electric stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Headphones
  • Cameras

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Though some modern homesteads feature minimal aspects of technology, the majority have none, so you will need to learn how to live without it. It will also be worth your while to get rid of your social media accounts before moving to the homestead; this will ensure you're truly off the grid.

Think About Money

Living on a homestead is not cheap, especially when you first start. You need to save money to buy your homestead and save money to properly maintain it, especially since you are likely to no longer work at your current job. You will also need money to plant your initial crops and to buy your initial tools.

Additionally, ask yourself what you're going to do for money once you live on the

homestead; Be sure to come up with a solid plan covering this aspect to make your new lifestyle as enjoyable as possible. Most homesteaders’ income comes from selling their crops or homemade goods. If this is how you plan to make money, be sure that you know where and who to sell to.

Consider Your Food

Part of living on a homestead means that you grow/raise all of your own food. If this is what you're planning to do, plant the crops you want to grow and make sure you have a place to raise the animals you will use for meat. It will also be worth your while thinking about how much work will go into growing and harvesting your own food. How much land do you have to grow food on? Are you going to sell some of what you harvest? Do you need help tending to the crops and animals?

Another important thing to think about is your water supply. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in a near freshwater place so that you have an ample supply of water when you need it.

It’s imperative to point out that many homesteaders make the mistake of not thinking about what they will do for food if their animals' crops don’t work out. You must have a backup plan and keep emergency food in the homestead.

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Start Your Transition to a Homestead Lifestyle Today

Whether you are transitioning to a homestead lifestyle because you want to remove yourself from modern-day society or be attracted to that kind of lifestyle, keep these tips in mind. These tips will make the transition easier and will help you settle into your new life. Overall though, be sure to enjoy your new life; it will be worth it.

About the Author

Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.

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Become A Successful Homesteader: 4 Great Tips

As the world is becoming increasingly dependent on technology and the media, more and more people choose to go off the grid and become homesteaders. Homesteaders are people that live a life of self-sufficiency, meaning they live off the land and use only the things they have grown or created as a means of survival. The main focuses of a homestead lifestyle are agriculture, food preservation, clothing, and household goods production. Read below how to become a successful homesteader: 4 great tips. Homesteader: Happier And Relaxed In 2020, people are beginning to reject the demands of everyday life and society. They are beginning to gravitate towards a homestead lifestyle to live a happier and more relaxed life. If you are thinking about making the switch to becoming a homesteader, there are some things you should know. This post will detail 4 Tips For Becoming a Successful Homesteader as you make your transition. 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Most people choose to live in small- or tiny house on their homesteads; however, some choose to live in RVs, farms, or log cabins. A plumber in Voorhees added, “Make sure you're safe and protected from weather and that the home is ready to move in once you are ready to begin your transition.” Recommended:  Sustainable Tiny House Towns: Wheeled And Fixed Get Rid of Technology Part of living on a homestead will require you to abandon all or most of your technology. Be sure that you are prepared to get rid of your digital devices, such as your: Phone Computer TV Gaming systems Tablets Electric fans Smartwatches HVAC systems Electric stoves Microwaves Headphones Cameras Recommended:  The World’s Gone Mad! You Need Mud, No iPhone . Though some modern homesteads feature minimal aspects of technology, the majority have none, so you will need to learn how to live without it. It will also be worth your while to get rid of your social media accounts before moving to the homestead; this will ensure you're truly off the grid. Think About Money Living on a homestead is not cheap, especially when you first start. You need to save money to buy your homestead and save money to properly maintain it, especially since you are likely to no longer work at your current job. You will also need money to plant your initial crops and to buy your initial tools. Additionally, ask yourself what you're going to do for money once you live on the homestead; Be sure to come up with a solid plan covering this aspect to make your new lifestyle as enjoyable as possible. Most homesteaders’ income comes from selling their crops or homemade goods. If this is how you plan to make money, be sure that you know where and who to sell to. Consider Your Food Part of living on a homestead means that you grow/raise all of your own food. If this is what you're planning to do, plant the crops you want to grow and make sure you have a place to raise the animals you will use for meat. It will also be worth your while thinking about how much work will go into growing and harvesting your own food. How much land do you have to grow food on? Are you going to sell some of what you harvest? Do you need help tending to the crops and animals? Another important thing to think about is your water supply. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in a near freshwater place so that you have an ample supply of water when you need it. It’s imperative to point out that many homesteaders make the mistake of not thinking about what they will do for food if their animals' crops don’t work out. You must have a backup plan and keep emergency food in the homestead. 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