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#1 of 4 Old 07-14-2007, 06:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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can you still do this? where would you be able to? what exactly must you do?
i am a very ignorant former suburban girl who has been taking slow steps in the last 6 years towards a more country life...just curious what you know.
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If you're referring to the Homesteading Act where you could just stake a claim on some vacant land, live on it a few years and then get the deed, it doesn't exist anymore.

If you mean homesteading as in a self-sufficient lifestyle where you grow or raise your own food, you can do it anywhere you can buy land and start a small farm or garden.
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: or can caretake or rent for cheap. we ended up with a caretaking situation on a farm where we can grow all of our veggies/meat/eggs for a year plus tap trees for maple syrup too.

not completely homesteading but we're pretty self-sufficient.

check out the book Living On Less (by the editors of Mother Earth News)... it's what opened my eyes to a lot of different types of "homesteading" situations.

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: or can caretake or rent for cheap. we ended up with a caretaking situation on a farm where we can grow all of our veggies/meat/eggs for a year plus tap trees for maple syrup too.

not completely homesteading but we're pretty self-sufficient.

check out the book Living On Less (by the editors of Mother Earth News)... it's what opened my eyes to a lot of different types of "homesteading" situations.
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