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Homesteading resources are available everywhere. You can find videos, blog posts, infographics, worksheets, planners, e-books, and courses just to name a few.
But sorting through all the information can be overwhelming! How do you know what is actually going to help you and what you should save for later?
Here is an epic list of the best homesteading resources I have used and therefore, can recommend, for new homesteaders. I hope this extensive list helps you on your journey to a homestead life.
Please remember that all of the links mentioned here were working links to valuable information at the time of publication of this post, however, I cannot possibly keep up with the ever-changing amount of homesteading information out there. If you find that a link does not work or changes for some reason, please feel free to leave me a comment so that I can update this list.
Homesteading Resources: Websites
These homesteading resources are the best of the best for new homesteaders to find information on getting started with homesteading or teach the most important practical skills that new homesteaders should learn. These are in no particular order.
- Homesteading.com – This is a great website to go to for all homesteading resources.
- The Elliot Homestead – This website has been around awhile. She as a great post for getting started entitled 5 Tips for Starting a Homestead.
- Common Sense Home – This website is all about becoming self-reliant. Grab your favorite beverage because you are going to be here for awhile!
- The Frugal Chicken – This is a definite from-scratch homestead that started with practically no money. There is a wealthy amount of homesteading resources here for newbies!
- Tenth Acre Farm – Make sure you check out 7 Ways to Start a Homestead.
- Keeper of the Homestead – Check out their post 5 Ways to Start a Homestead Today.
- The Easy Homestead – They have a post entitled What is Homesteading that has an excellent list of links to other websites.
- Morning Chores – This site has everything you could ever want to know about homesteading! Read their post, Homesteading 101.
- The Thrifty Homesteader – This site is all about saving money.
- New Life on a Homestead – This site explores the concepts and techniques of making the switch to homesteading, a families journey toward self-sufficiency.
- Homestead Honey – an off-grid homestead that has a bit of everything.
- The Prairie Homestead – Jill runs this site about returning to your roots, Make sure you sign up for her newsletter.
- Homestead and Prepper – This is an Amazon affiliate site with great articles about homesteading.
- Homestead.org – a hug site that has been around quite a long time that is everything homesteading.
- The Urban Homestead – a city lot turned self-sufficient. There is a podcast, a blog and more.
- Attainable Sustainable – a go-to resource for learning the ins and outs of sustainable living.
- Little House Living – How to make the most out of what you have.
- Mother Earth News – An online “magazine type” site not specifically for homesteading but with useful resources.
- The Homestead Hippy – The idea behind this site is to homestead where you are with what you have.
- The Self-Sufficient Life – Modern homesteading self-sufficient living and preparedness! Podcast, books, articles and online courses for farmers and modern homesteaders.
- Pure Living for Life – Off-grid homestead with an awesome YouTube Channel.
- Willow Creek Farm – The story of how they started and how they continue to homestead.
- 104 Homestead – A friend of mine and a great web designer too. This girl has an awesome website and a great business selling treats for goats too! Make sure you stop by and check out her site.
- Accidental Hippies – A couple that is going off-the-grid and sharing how to do it on the way.
- Better Hens and Gardens – A blog about chickens, goats, gardens, honey bees and DIY.
- Life at Cobble Hill Farm – Another couple that moved from the city to start a homestead life and shares their journey and offers lots of tips and tricks.
- Suburbansteader – This site is known as a site all about self-reliance.
- Keeper of the Home – Homesteading and homeschooling mother of 5 that has learned to be content with whatever life offers.
- Homestead Bloggers Network – This is a great resource for homesteaders as it is a collection of posts from homestead bloggers everywhere!
- Taylor Made Homestead – A breast cancer survivor from Texas that shares her story and some great homesteading information.
- A Modern Homestead – A Kindergarten teacher turned homesteader who shares how to live a simpler life while homesteading.
- Chickadee Homestead – This site has tons of resources, courses, and many articles to help new homesteaders.
- Homestead Lady – A family of seven in Missouri who homesteads and homeschools. They have some great information here.
- Imperfectly Happy Homestead – A great site that teaches vintage skills to modern homesteaders.
- MarbleMount Homestead – This site has retreats, camps, life coachings, classes and more. Another site you can definitely find something interesting at.
- Hillsborough Homestead – Offers the Homestead Blog hop and plenty of other homesteading articles and resources.
- Preparedness Mama – Excellent site for preparedness, food storage, and frugal living.
- Self-Reliant School – The motherload of self-reliance articles, classes, and information.
- Organics for Green Livings – Everything you need to learn about going “green”.
- Not So Modern Homestead – Host to the Homestead Blog Hop and so much more.
- Nancy on the Homefront – Another host to the Simple Homestead Blog Hop and a plethora of other homesteading information.
- Murano Chicken Farm – Everything chickens and more.
- The Chicken Chick – The absolute queen of chicken care.
- Oak Hill Homestead – Another host of the Simple Homestead Blog Hop and some great information on homesteading.
- Rodale’s Organic Life – Everything organic, well-being, and food. Some good posts on this site, even about homesteading.
- Oscoey – Another friend of mine, a stay at home mom that blogs about food, gardening, finances, and family.
- Piwakawaka Valley – This gal offers a great homestead community on Facebook, books, and stories about her homesteading adventure in New Zealand.
- Healing Harvest Homestead – An off-grid homesteader that lives on less than an acre, that practices herbalism, fermenting food, animal care and more.
- My Homestead Life – Run by my friend Amber Bradshaw, writes about homesteading, off-grid living, and more.
- The Farmers Lamp – Old-fashioned living in a modern homestead.
- Flip Flop Barnyard – Homesteading, gardening, recipes, and more.
- Muck Boots and Munchkins – A homestead in New Mexico that blogs about livestock, gardening, and food.
- Feathers in the Woods – A gardening blog all about growing food, herbs, and flowers and more.
- Country Living in Cariboo Valley – Homesteader from British Columbia that writes great posts for new homesteaders to learn new skills.-
Homestead Resources: YouTube Channels
All of these YouTube channels offer many hours of homesteading skills, advice and more. Some are off-grid homesteads and some are more self-reliant based. There is something here for every new homesteader.
- Weed Em and Reap
- Off Grid with Doug and Stacy
- Homesteading Family
- Fouch Family Off Grid
- Appalachias Homestead
- Lumnah Acres
- Homesteading 101
- Homesteading the Pioneer Way
- Beckys Homestead
- An American Homestead
- Starry Hilder
- Dirt Patch Heaven
- Farm Hands Companion
- Big Family Homestead
- Grass Fed Homestead
- Justin Rhodes
- The Grow Network
- Homesteading Ways
- Keeper of the Homestead
- The Cases
- The Modern Homesteader
- The Simple Life Home
- Deep South Homestead
- Modern Pioneer
- The Wannabe Homesteader
Homesteading Resources: Ebooks
These are all listings of ebooks written by homesteaders. Some are free and some are for purchase but each one offers some great information.
- Homestead and Prepper – Has a huge list of e-books for free.
- Todays Plans – A pretty big list of homesteading e-books.
- Off-Grid Cabin – Offers a free off-grid homestead library.
- Pearl Trees – Offers homesteading and survival ebooks for free.
- Country Living in a Cariboo Valley – Has a short list of free homesteading ebooks.
- The Prairie Homestead – Offers a 21-day plan to start homesteading e-book. Not free but worth the price.
- Homestead Survival – Offers a PDF book about self-sufficiency.
- Our Provident Homestead – A nice list of free ebooks on gardening and homesteading.
- Old Fashioned Families – Has a great resource for free or cheap ebooks on homesteading.
- 104 Homestead – Wrote some ebooks your sure to love about homesteading.
- Happy Preppers – Some great free prepping books.
- Mr Animal Farm – Free ebooks on homesteading.
- Simple Solar Homesteading – E-book plans for off-grid homesteads.
- High Sierra Permaculture – free e-books on permaculture and chickens.
- Money Saving Mom – Huge list of free books and not just on homesteading.
- Darlene Michaud – 3 free box sets of homesteading ebooks.
- Healing Harvest Homestead – Has some e-books in her online shop about making soap and herbal teas.
- Purposefully Simple – Offers a freebie called The Beginners Guide to Simple Living.
- The Frugal Chicken – more free ebooks.
- The Backyard Farming Connection – Offers 2 e-books on her website and a list of other great authors.
- Small Farm and Self Sufficiency – Offers free e-books when you subscribe.
Homesteading Resources: Courses
All of these courses are great resources to learn homesteading skills. Some are at physical locations and some are virtual learning experiences.
- Wild Abundance – Offers actual classes on everything homesteading.
- Sustain Life – Offers a 3 Day Homesteading Course.
- Farming My Backyard – Offers free courses on gardening, chickens, and goats.
- Homesteading University – Offers virtual classes and seminars on everything homesteading.
- Homestead Honey – Offers a whole list of homesteading classes offered all over the internet.
- Insteading – Online homesteading courses
- Course Craft – Intro to Backyard Homesteading free course
- An Off-Grid Life – links to 75 online homesteading courses.
- Marblemount Homestead – three classes on cheesemaking and raising chickens
- Homesteading Education – Offers courses in homesteading
- Surviving Prepper – Comprehensive list of courses on homesteading.
Homesteading Resources: Events
All of the events listed below have a 2018 schedule of events on their websites. Check each one to see if they are near you. For more local events you can search Google for “your state” homesteading events.
- Homesteaders of America – Offers a huge homesteaders conference yearly in Virginia.
- The Great Appalachian Homestead Conference – Another yearly conference offered in Tennesse
- National Ladies Homestead Gathering – Another event that takes place annually in Georgia.
- National Organic Farmers Association – Offers events all year long based on homesteading and farming. Be sure to check out their website.
- Mother Earth News Fair – Offers an annual event to include speakers, exhibits, and demonstrations in North Carolina.
- Cobbleskill – Has a Lifestyle Farming Conference annually that covers everything from learning about maple syrup to smoking food.
Homesteading Resources: Misc. Resources
- Reformation Acres – Great post about using a homestead binder.
- Homesteaders of America – offers homestead management printables.
- Little House Living – Offers a 29 page home management binder.
- Strangers and Pilgrims – Another home printable binder
- The Prairie Homestead – free homestead printable record sheets
- 104 Homestead – A great resource for some printables for your homestead.
- My Homestead Life – Offers a whole post on different homestead apps available for homesteaders.
- Smartsteader App – Awesome app on the Google play store for homesteaders.
So there you have it. A huge list of homesteading resources to help you get started on your homesteading journey. Of course, I am sure there are much more out there, just search on Google for homesteading resources and you are sure to find more than what is listed here. However, I personally have been to every one of these sites listed above and frequent many of them regularly. If you have some homesteading resources that are not listed here, please add them to the comment box below so all my readers may benefit from them. As always you can explore my site for getting started posts, animal posts, gardening posts, and even sign up for my free 5-day email course while you’re here.
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