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How To Start A Homesteading Farm [Ultimate Guide]
The Question -  What Is Homesteading And A Homesteading Farm? Ask one hundred people and you'll likely get 100 different[...]

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Reel Mower Vs Rotary Mower – How To Choose
Choosing between a reel mower vs rotary mower is becoming somewhat less of a choice these days, as rotary mowers[...]
How To Make Your Own Rain Barrel System
This article is going to focus on a cheap (and often free) sustainability project you can do in a very[...]
Trench Composting For The LAZY Gardener
If you haven't heard of trench composting (AKA in-situ composting) and you're the sort of person who likes to maximize[...]

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How To Use An Offset Smoker In Under 5 Minutes – Step By Step Guide
It wasn't that long ago that smoking meat was pretty alien to me. I'd loved barbecuing while living in Australia,[...]
All You Need To Know About The Bokashi Composting Method
The Bokashi composting method is an anaerobic method of fermenting biodegradable kitchen waste into a finished compost that can be[...]
How To Smoke A Brisket Like A Champ! (Step By Step)
For those who have absolutely zero idea on how to smoke a brisket, or even know what a brisket actually[...]
Harvesting Worm Castings From Your Vermicomposting Bin The Simple Way
Worm farming is an awesome way to create compost to use on the garden, but harvesting worm castings from your[...]
Making Water Kefir The Easy Way
Welcome to this guide to making water kefir. We’ve done all we can to make the process of making your[...]

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5 Simple But Practical Suburban Homesteading Ideas
There are many reasons to quit  the rat race and build a suburban homesteading lifestyle for yourself and your family.[...]
The Joy Of Micro Homesteading In A Small Space?
There are many trials and tribulations when living on a small scale mini farm. Micro homesteading is challenging, but the[...]
Is Apartment Homesteading In The City Worth The Trouble?
Live in the city? Love where you live, the hustle and bustle, the efficient public transport system, the 24 hour[...]
How To Start Homesteading From Scratch With No Money
Is homesteading still a  viable option for those desiring a simpler, more natural life? The answer is YES, but with[...]

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Growing Carrots From Scraps (How To Guide)
As a kid I remember the lessons at school. Runner beans in jam jars sitting on damp tissue paper, growing cress in[...]
How To Grow Herbs With Grow Lights
Thanks for coming over and checking out the Better Homesteading blog, great to have you here. In this article I'm[...]
Hydroponic Herb Gardening – A Guide To Growing Fresh Hydroponic Herbs
An Introduction To Hydroponic Herb Gardening If you've never heard of hydroponic herb gardening, you're in for a treat. Hydroponics[...]
Growing Herbs In Pots For Beginners
Are you a totally newbie when it comes to growing herbs in pots? That's totally cool, this herb garden guide,[...]

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How To Use An Offset Smoker In Under 5 Minutes – Step By Step Guide
It wasn't that long ago that smoking meat was pretty alien to me. I'd loved barbecuing while living in Australia,[...]
How To Smoke A Brisket Like A Champ! (Step By Step)
For those who have absolutely zero idea on how to smoke a brisket, or even know what a brisket actually[...]
Making Water Kefir The Easy Way
Welcome to this guide to making water kefir. We’ve done all we can to make the process of making your[...]
How To Make Kefir Milk 101
Welcome to this uber detailed guide on how to make kefir milk. I’ve done all we can to make the[...]

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Beginner’s DIY Guide To Making Organic Compost At Home (Composting 101)
Composting improves garden soil, increases plant health, can help reduce disease and pest attack, and is good for the environment.[...]
Herb Garden Ideas For Indoors Or Out – Easy Guide To Growing Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, for a variety of needs and uses. Well known for their fragrance,[...]
How To Start A Homesteading Farm [Ultimate Guide]
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About Better Homesteading

Welcome to Better Homesteading, a site built with a real ambition and purpose.

We aim to unite like-minded individuals with a passion to become more self reliant, self sufficient, and to build a homesteading lifestyle, regardless if they live on 100 acres in the country, or on the 34th floor of a tower block.

homesteading lifestyle is different for everyone, but one of the best things you can ever do to fight back against big corporations, poor food quality, transport related pollution, and to just enhance your life, is to take control of where your food comes from. To grow your own, or source as much of it locally as you can is a massive statement.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to homesteading, living off the land, growing your own food and vegetables, harvesting, rearing animals, we at Better Homesteading are here to help.

There are many components to the homesteading lifestyle, and these can be different for everyone. Some people love living in the city, building an urban homestead in the city can be hugely rewarding (and it saves on the bill for shopping at Whole Foods!).

Many people live in, or love the idea of moving to the country and building a smallholding or micro-homestead on an acre or two. This is a great dream, and is achievable with a little vision and planning.

Whatever your homesteading dream, we are excited to build Better Homesteading into a community hub where those of us that want to kick the conventional lifestyle in the butt, and build our small homestead where we can live the self sufficient dream, can meet like-minded people to share our journey with.

Welcome again, delighted to have you here on our little site, changing the world one homestead at a time.

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