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How to prepare for homesteading

Do you want to know how to prepare for homesteading? Are you up for a major change in your life? To break free and realise your dream? Is your dream starting a homestead? Do you want to know how to get there? Well, here are the first steps you can take. When you have read …

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Terra do Milho land viewed from a distance

What is the best location for a homestead? What should we consider? How do we know if this place is good for our dreamed Homestead? Buying a piece of land to live from is not a light decision to make. After all it is quite an investment in time and money. That is how we …

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flood on your homestead

When you are looking for the right place for your Homestead there is a lot to think about. In this series of blogs we will cover the major things. Apart from things you want on your land like enough sunlight and good quality fresh water, there are also things to avoid when you are picking …

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water

Having good quality fresh water is essential for your Homestead. Water is essential to life. You will not be able to survive on a location without water. Water is needed for cleaning and drinking, for us humans and for our animals and plants. From our experience we know how essential it is to find a …

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position of the sun

The sun is important for a lot of things. Your vegetable garden will not thrive without enough direct sunlight. The use of solar panels is only worth the effort when you have enough direct sunlight at the right angle. Light in your house during the day is desirable. Knowing the position of the sun on …

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Remote farmhouse

Once you have decided to start your own Homestead one of the questions will be: where are we going to start our Homestead? Are you thinking of starting a Homestead in a remote area, please read on. Sure, I would not want to stop you from doing so. We did move out into the countryside, …

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Homestead

These are our 5 reasons why we started our homestead. There we go: The first reason: Space around us In Holland we had a two store house in a row of houses. The typical Dutch way of living. An 80 m² house with a 30 m² backyard. The front yard not being more than a …

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Homestead

As we were building a Homestead here, down south in Portugal, I discovered that this process runs in phases. Since we are on a mountain ridge where many people are starting their own place for sustainable living, we could talk to a  lot of people about building up their site. It seems that nearly everybody …

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making money from your homestead

Yes, I do agree that there are many ways to make money off your homestead. From selling eggs to beautiful handicraft. It all depends on your skills and dreams. But to be very honest, it is not so simple.   I mean, yes, when you have a nice part time homestead on the outskirts of …

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Homestead

Looking at all these beautiful blogs about homesteading you might think is the most beautiful way to spend your life. We do enjoy our live here on our homestead, but it is not what it seems to be. There is hardships and sad stories to tell as well.   If you really want to start …

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