Young Chicken Outside

Have you been dreaming about building your own homestead but don't know where to begin? Building a homestead can be a very rewarding experience! However, it is important that you do things right to avoid costly mistakes! We have put together a little mini guide to help guide you through the process of starting a homestead!

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1. Create a Plan of Action

Take action on something every day! This will help you from feeling overwhelmed yet help you stay productive and accomplish your goal of starting a homestead! Rome was not built in a day! And your homestead will also not be built in a day! On the other hand, you will be surprised how much you accomplish in a month if you complete one task each day towards building your homestead! The same goes for learning about all the different aspects. For example, if you decide you want chickens, focus on what you need to do to raise chicks: where to get them, how to care for them, etc. If you want to grow a vegetable garden, first focus on what vegetables you want to grow, then learn about where to get your seeds, and when to plant them and how to care for them so they thrive and grow to be abundant plants!

2. Location, Location, Location

As they say in business, location is everything! The same applies to your homestead. You will want to check with your city laws, weather for crops and livestock, proximity to neighbors, and many other things that you may think will affect your quality of life in your new homestead journey. There are many things to consider. If you are choosing a location for your homestead, you want to take all these factors into consideration. If you are unable to move, that does not ruin your possibility of having a homestead. Although there may be laws regarding livestock, many communities allow a few chickens as "pets". Do your research, and you will be able to move forward confidently in your homestead building journey!

3. Plan Ahead

There will be a lot of moving parts as you build your homestead. Chicks to raise, plants to water and care for, structures to build, and you will want to have a plan so you do not get overwhelmed. Also, by planning ahead, you will be able to make sure you have all the things you need to make the process as smooth and easy as possible. Consider making a list of some of the structures, tools, and items you will need to buy and prioritize what you will need first. You may be excited to buy one item, however, find that another item to be more critical at that moment. By planning ahead, this will also allow you to understand how to budget to make your homestead dream a reality!

4. Quality Structures

Quality structures are important! Don't underestimate the importance of quality structures in creating a successful homestead! Structures are what protect your assets and all your hard work. Chickens can fall prey to wildlife and weather conditions. By purchasing a quality Chicken Coop, you protect not only your adorable pets but your investment and hard work raising your chickens. Plants are another big investment in homesteading. With weather conditions and wildlife, a quality greenhouse will offer your plants a safe haven from extreme weather conditions as well as from wildlife. Sheds are another example of a structure that will keep all the tools that you use while building your homestead secure from theft and protect them from damaging weather conditions. When choosing these structures, opt for high-quality materials that will stand the test of time! Your investment will pay off in the long run when all your hard work has resulted in a thriving homestead that is still standing!

5. Ask Lots of Questions

Don't be afraid to ask questions, especially at your local nursery or feed store. You will be doing a lot of learning when starting a homestead for the first time! There are also many online forums and groups you can join. Homesteading comes with a learning curve, but it is a very rewarding journey! 

Young Girl In Front Of Large OverEZ Chicken Coop & Run


Homesteading is an adventure of hard work, a lot of learning, and patience, but it is also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling journeys you will experience! Remember, as you go through this journey, to enjoy the process. Take a step back every once in a while and take a look at all that you have accomplished! You can also refer back to our EZ Homestead Journal, where we will try our best to post different articles educating on different aspects of the process!