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.
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Welcome to Episode 25 of Self-Sufficient Life! 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!
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Resources Relevant to This Episode
- How to Make Money Homesteading by Tim Young
- Start Prepping by Tim Young
- The Accidental Farmers by Tim Young
- Get the Free eBook: The Self-Sufficient Road Map
- Story written by Tim Young