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.
Things sure have changed since covid. Some for the better, some for the worst. What we can’t deny is change has happened, both physically and mentally. Our collective mindset has shifted and a lot of us have asked ourselves WTAF we are doing. In this post, I discuss some of things we won’t go back to since covid and how life has changed.
You don’t need to be a homesteader or a minimalist to get involved in zero and low waste living. Taking the necessary steps towards these ideologies helps a grander scheme of minimising waste, being environmentally conscious and mindful of our surroundings. This post will teach you some tips on ways you can start living low or zero waste as a homesteader.
You can live on an acre of land and do nothing with it, and you can also live on an acre of land that has a full food garden covered in food and medicinal crops. Whatever it is you have, there are a number of ways you can start homesteading right now – whether or not you’ve just moved out to the country, are seeking relief from that 9-5, or want to go full hog self reliant. Let’s take a look at my top 10 ways to start homesteading now, whether you’ve made the move to your first homestead or are planning on moving onto one.
Regardless of the motive, living frugally isn’t a bad idea, particularly in times that are uncertain. If living frugally is something you are interested in, check out these 25 practical tips that are simple enough to follow and implement regardless of your lifestyle. It’s not as hard as it seems to live a budget-friendly lifestyle.
When you live on a homestead, you already choose to subscribe to lifestyle ideologies that are sometimes outside the norm. We choose to live further away from supermarkets and stores, we choose to live on properties not connected to town water or sewerage, we choose to manage and build stockpiles of groceries, we choose to have distance between us and the community, we choose a lot of things that may seem as if they’re on the fringe, but they’re not really. And its moments like these where things like community lockdowns and stay-at-home orders do not impact us negatively.
Ever since I’ve been a homesteader, I’ve had conversations with friends and family about why I did what I did. Why we moved out into the bush, why we live on a farmlet, why we have chickens when we can buy eggs from the supermarket, why we’re not connected to town water or sewerage, why we have water tanks, how do we gather water, why, oh why, oh why….why do we live the way we live?
If you’ve been thinking about taking that idealistic step away from the mainstream and moving towards self-sufficiency, then you’re not alone. It’s a term we’ve heard a lot more this past year and a bit, and has become a lot more mainstream itself. So how realistic is it these days? With a cultural shift evolving and lots of us re-evaluating and changing priorities, we seem to be gleefully stepping further and further away, or so it seems, from the benefits of modern life.