From smallfarmnation.com A lot of folks have asked me if they can make money farming or homesteading, but is that even the right question to ask? This week, Liz and I will share why it may not be and what we’ve learned about the financial side of a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Welcome to Episode 25! So, we can't count the number of times someone has asked us over the years, "can you make money farming or homesteading?"
Usually the question is more revealing than any answer I could provide, for it fails to consider one of the most obvious benefits of homesteading: saving money. Because, the truth is that homesteaders have far more opportunities to eliminate or reduce expenses than most people do.
In this episode we list dozens of ways we found to save money WHILE enjoying a more fulfilling, free lifestyle. Some of the areas we cover include:
the importance of house size
the value of buying cheap (infertile) land and restoring it
unnecessary expenses you can do without
ways homesteaders and preppers reduce food costs
alcohol, gifts and other things you can make yourself
what and how to barter to build your homestead
the importance of paying for quality
how your need for vacation and entertainment changes once you move to the country
So, if you're looking for ways to tips and inspiration to become more self-sufficient, you won't want to miss this. So grab some coffee and pull up a chair!