Homesteading Much? How about ‘Suburban Homesteading’?

Suburban homesteading is a lifestyle that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is a way of living that involves growing your own food, raising animals, (hens not roosters in the suburbs), and becoming more self-sufficient. The idea behind this kind of homesteading is to live a more sustainable life by reducing your reliance on the industrial food system and other modern conveniences – not necessarily Davey Crockett style.

There are several ways to become a suburban homesteader. One of the core philosophies of homesteading is living off the land. While you may not have acres, you can still find ways to grow your own food. Use the space you have to get growing – a small garden plot, a container garden, or a window herb garden. Homesteading in the suburbs will have its unique challenges, suggests that homesteading in the suburbs isn’t impossible. Just like homesteading in the country, it requires planning, lots of hard work, and time invested in making it work. With some creativity and dedication, you can make your homesteading dreams come true, slowly and steadily.

According to an article on ³, modern homesteading is the act of transforming a household from a unit of consumption to a unit of production. Homesteaders seek to become more self-reliant by producing some of their household needs. It’s a transformation that can be done anywhere—city apartment, country farm, suburban home. Through the homesteading lifestyle of producing rather than consuming, you can save money. As a bonus, help make your community a better place!

If you’re looking for some practical ideas to get started with suburban homestead right away, check out what may well be the most comprehensive, step-by-step system to transform a regular homeowner or apartment dweller into an independent, self-sufficient homesteader:

The Self-Sufficient Backyard

The suburban homesteading movement seems to currently be a real thing to a number of suburbanites perhaps looking for a simpler, more self-sufficient life with more local community.

Marcus Y
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