Why would anybody homestead?
Maybe we should define homesteading. According to Wikipedia “homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale.”
Seeing as this site is about making it possible (& simpler!) to do this in an urban setting, specifically #HamOnt, we’re focusing on urban homesteading. The definition doesn’t change too much but we should acknowledge that complete independence isn’t an easy task for modern city dwellers. To be completely self-sustained we would need an unrealistic abundance of specialist skills and abilities, not to me….