100 essential skills you should know as a homesteader

As part of the ‘So you want to be a homesteader series…’ I’ve been developing some posts and other content around strategies one can take if they want to hang up their corporate work boots and move out into the country. As a listicle post, this one is a great one to follow or add as a favourite, because I will be regularly updating the links with the new posts that get released on each skill subset. In this post you will find the 5 main types of skills I think are needed to being a successful homesteader. Now don’t get me wrong, you don’t need to know every single skill. The point is to be able to look at the list as a skills check and determine what you already know and what you need to learn. In fact, as a bonus to all of you, I’ve also added it as a free downloadable homesteader specific skills check form. Read on to find out more.

What to look for when buying a homestead in Australia

If you’ve decided that moving onto a rural property is the next phase in your life, then chances are you are already looking at buying raw land and/or a farmstead that already exists with some current working capacity. When it comes to moving out of the suburbs in Australia and moving into a rural property, there’s many different options available and what you ultimately decide to do with your next life phase and where you live depends on what your goals are. There are many factors that go into the decision to buy rurally, and some of them might not even be something you think of first hand. The intent of this post is to outline some of the primary considerations you should give as an astute purchaser when going through this process.

10 things I stopped spending money on

You don’t have to be a homesteader to be good with your money. And there are many ways to start thinking about ways you spend money you don’t need to. Whatever the case, it isn’t a bad idea to consider your financial position and ways that you have some more money for a rainy day. I also think it ties in well with the other lifestyle ideologies such as self reliance, homesteading, simple living and sustainability and I think it tends to come naturally when any one of these types of lifestyle ideologies becomes more important to you. Read on to find out the 10 things I stopped spending money on.

How to quit your job to be a homesteader

When the March 2020 lock down kicked off around the world and certain world events inhibited us as a society, many people took the opportunity to reevaluate their life and goals and make significant changes. If you’re one of those people still asking those questions, and day dreaming about a different life, then this post will be for you. This post will outline some of the strategies you can implement to quit your job, or life as you currently know it, and move to a homesteading lifestyle.