Homesteading was once the way of life for those who wanted to settle into areas that were otherwise uninhabited. In the United States, pioneers settled the west and set up homesteads that would provide their families with everything they would need to survive. In today’s world, homesteading is making a comeback.
People are looking for pieces of land that they can raise livestock, grow food and essentially live away from the daily grind. People from all around the world are longing for a different way of life than the one they have always known. For the few who grew up on a homestead, it isn’t a big deal. They were born and bred to live the lifestyle. For those who have never used a tractor or had to grow their own food, it is a serious adjustment.
As with every choice in life, there are going to be good and bad characteristics. Let’s talk about some of the pros and cons of homesteading.