What Is Urban Homesteading?

When most people think of homesteading, they consider a farm on vast tracts of land in a very rural setting. Most people believe that homesteading will require a couple of acres, but that’s not the case. Many who live in rural areas and homestead, can do it on relatively little land, so long as they are smart with their space. In fact, many people who live in cities have even started homesteading. Whether they live in the suburbs or the concrete jungle, there are things they can do that will help them to become more self-sufficient.

You will find that you can grow quite a few things in the city, even with just a small garden or an indoor garden. You could grow tomatoes and herbs in the house, grow other vegetables in potted plants on the balcony, and even talk with some other like-minded people in your area about starting up a community garden.

Depending on the amount of space you have, and the rules in your city, you might even be able to raise some livestock on your property. Some of the simplest options include chickens for eggs and perhaps a goat or two, which you can raise for milk.

One of the nice thing about being an urban homesteader is the fact that you will still have some of the conveniences of living in the city and close to some of the nightlife you might want to enjoy. Still, you will know that you have what it takes to provide for yourself if you need. In addition, you will find that following some homesteading principles can help you to save money.

If there is a will, there is a way. Just because you live in the city does not mean you can’t become a homesteader.

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