Kristina Duvall wrote:Me and my boyfriend are soon to be 21. We've lived in rural Indiana all our lives and have come to the decision we want to be Homesteaders and basically fend for ourselves. He is set on moving to Alaska, but I am not made to be in that kind of winter. If anyone has any tips on the best places to move to for homesteading, please let me know whether its the state or an actual city. Any tips on farming and making the house itself are great too. Thank You
Wilmer Smith wrote:Jim Fry has a point. There are lots of once-homesteaded farms that lay fallow, including my Uncle's, whose kids went to the city 80 years ago. Mostly abandoned since 1976, the Missouri forest is now reclaiming it and it's good land near the Mississippi. There must be thousands of such properties. You could be re-homesteaders. Teri Morgan makes an inspirational case for going for it in Alaska and making dreams come true, but bear in mind that her husband was military near a base with access to a BX, commissary, healthcare of any kind, and reduced prices when shopping on base. If you don't have such support, your dream-making will be a lot harder. But nothing says you have to stay forever. You can go and build memories and experience in such a place but always have an option to leave. Good luck.