When we first walked our land a year ago, even before we had signed the deed, we knew that it was Home. it was amazing to finally have that answer of where we were going to be after years of searching.
And it was hard to leave it behind, albeit temporarily. We weren’t able to move immediately for several reasons, and it has been hard to feel our hearts tugged towards our land while currently working and living in the city.
Maybe you’re in a similar place–you’ve always wanted to homestead, but you haven’t the funds or location yet. Or maybe you share even more in common with us and know that the move is coming, and you’ve been blessed with a little bit of time beforehand! Or maybe you just desire to live a little more simply.
In all cases, we hope that the following list can be helpful for you. Here’s some things to consider if you want to make the transition from city-dweller to homesteader more fluid, or if you feel the press to start becoming more self-sufficient. We certainly aren’t off-grid experts yet–we’re still untested, biding our time on our postage-stamp size city lot–but we feel so much more ready to dive into a new life, whatever it brings.