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.

10 ways to start homesteading now – the ULTIMATE beginner’s list!

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.

Introversion, stay-at-home orders and homesteading – where a natural nexus aligns

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.

Homesteading as artistic expression and lifestyle philosophy

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?

So you want to be self sufficient – what does it mean and how do you start?

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.