Homesteading


Homesteading

Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of simple, agrarian self-sufficiency.

Current practice

Currently the term "homesteading" [ [http://selfsufficientish.com "SelfSufficientish provides much information to the aspiring homsteader," no date.] Accessed March. 3, 2008.] applies to anyone who is a part of the back-to-the-land movement and who chooses to live a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle. While land is no longer freely available in most areas of the world, homesteading remains as a way of life. A new movement, called "urban homesteading," can be viewed as a simple living lifestyle, incorporating small-scale agriculture, sustainable and permaculture gardening, and home food production and storage into suburban or city living.

Homesteading may also refer to the practice of squatting — occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have permission to use. [ [http://gregoryheller.com/home/node/35 Gregory Heller, "Self Help Housing: An Historical Overview of Squatting in New York City," no date.] Accessed Feb. 1, 2007.]

ee also

* Simple living
* Permaculture
* Back-to-the-land movement
* Foxfire books
* Seasteading

Links

* [http://www.themodernhomestead.com/ The Modern Homestead - Learning together to be more sustainable.]

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