Want to homestead but live in town? Here are our favorite homestead blogs for you in urban areas.
Some time ago, we published a list of our Top Ten Homesteading Blogs for 2019. Since then, I’ve gotten a ton of comments and emails asking me, “What if we don’t have land?” and “What about homesteading in town?”
We truly believe that the homestead lifestyle and ability to grow your own food should be available to everyone, regardless of location.
Even if you live in an urban or suburban area, homesteading is an option for you.
Don’t know where to start?
These are our top 10 Urban Homesteading blogs to read for 2019. Here is a wealth of information to get you started on your homesteading journey.
Full of DIY’s from crafts to tiny house living to keeping animals within zoning regulations and limits, Kerri teaches all of the old ways that she lost once upon a time. A cancer survivor and true chicken lover, her site is a wealth of Urban Homesteading knowledge.
Coyne and Erik Knutzen are the authors of Urban Homestead, one of the must-have books for your homesteading library. They give a mass of information on DIY, herbs, homegrown plants and vegetables and more. A truly comprehensive site, if you have any questions, you are sure to find answers here.
Farmer Meg’s Digest
Megan and her family have moved to a farm since the onset of her site, but she still has a wonderful grasp of her urban beginnings. Author of The Rooftop Beekeeper: A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honeybees, she gives inspiration and knowledge on a variety of homesteading topics.
Diana is a proud mother of three, passionate about organic gardening and her faith. Her focus is on real food, and growing organic foods, all in a suburban setting. From homemade versions of conventionally processed foods to how to render lard correctly, she shares all of her urban homesteading knowledge here.
Formed in 2011, the Seattle Homestead is the young couple Kane and Kristina. They share how they converted their 1/6th of an acre lot in West Seattle to a fully functioning homestead. Full of creative homesteading ideas, you are sure to be inspired by this ambitious couple.
Tanya teaches all about growing herbs, flowers, fruit, and veggies and creatively using them in the home. Her focus is not only on food but on creating beauty and other natural health products from plants you grow. She teaches empowerment through homemade items and products. She has a truly “from scratch” mentality so that you will love her site.
Contrary to the title, Garden Betty is run by a woman named Linda in California. Her blog focuses on gardening, raising chickens, growing and eating seasonal foods, and more. She is the author of The CSA Cookbook and The New Camp Cookbook and The Backyard Fire Cookbook.
Author of The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People, Cincinnati-based Amy is dedicated to permaculture in the suburbs. Her intention was to write about the transition from a consumerist lifestyle to being the manager of a micro-farm in her very own yard. Previously a high-school teacher, her way of teaching us is amazing and easy to understand.
Jakob and Anna’s blog is about a simple life of urban homesteading in a cold climate. Living in Alberta, Canada, they share their backgrounds in homesteading growing up in Central Asia. All of their food production is done in Zone 3, but they motivate us all. If they can do it in the cold, we all can do anything we put our minds to.
Not a traditional homesteading blog, Kristen instead shows you how to properly identify labels on products you buy and how to create healthier options for your family. With wonderful recipes and DIY’s, learning how to eat more real food is a must-do for anyone who wants to live a truly homestead lifestyle.
Love this list? Don’t forget to check out our Top Ten Homestead Blog 2019 list here!
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