Homesteading is the practice of living in a sustainable, generally natural way, given the resources one has on hand. This lifestyle can range from the traditional farmstead to urban roof gardens and compost bins.
Homesteading is a place for information and ideas to be shared about homesteading, craftsmanship, and sustainability. We strive to help people of all experience levels take steps towards happier, healthier, and more holistic lives with a natural and thoughtful approach to a safer and more effective way of living. Whether on or off the homestead, we believe in making and growing, harvesting and raising, creating, and doing. Getting back to our roots, one blog at a time.
Homesteaders of America is an organization created by homesteaders, for homesteaders. We believe in living a simple life. We believe in modern and conservative homesteading. And we believe in making homesteading normal again. We are men, women, children, old, young, college educated and high school dropouts. We are simply people taking control of our lives to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Growing gardens, raising farm animals, and becoming self-sufficient—in a backyard, on a rooftop, or on 100 acres.
A Declaration of Homestead is a simple legal document which can help to protect your house and property in times of economic hardship. It has nothing to do with the process of filing a claim for unused government holdings. Rather, it's a short form that can sometimes prevent the attachment of your land and dwelling by creditors.