Homesteading Without Land: An Important Lesson

Welcome to the “Getting Started Homesteading” series. In this post, we are going to look at the possibilities of homesteading without land.

That’s right! You can absolutely start homesteading without owning or having access to a single plot of land. Does this sound crazy to you? Does this seem impossible? Well after reading this post I bet you change your mind.

In a recent survey that I offered to both my email subscribers and on my home page, I was surprised at some of the answers I got. I asked, “What is keeping you from getting started at homesteading?” An overwhelming number of responses stated,  “not having the land!”

Are you one of those people who hasn’t begun their journey to homesteading because you have no land? Then today I am going to give you every reason to start homesteading without having land. Are you ready?

Homesteading Without Land

You Don’t Need An Outdoor Garden

Many people think you have to have a big garden and grow all your own food to homestead. That’s silly! Having a garden is wonderful, but not everyone can maintain one. Even those that have land sometimes have no gardens at all.

If growing some food is important to you, grow them indoors or on a patio. Container gardens and indoor herb gardens are all the rage right now and they take up minimal space.

You can grow so much food in smaller containers both on the patio or balcony or indoors on a windowsill.

A container garden of herbs on a balcony.

Good ideas for containers are:

This is only a very small list of possibilities. Find a windowsill, research hydroponics, or even aquaponics. You can also read The Best Vegetables To Grow Indoors and 10 Insanely Easy Herbs To Grow Indoors for more ideas.

hydroponics garden

You Don’t Have To Raise Livestock

Homesteading without land does mean that you won’t be raising cows or sheep. However, you can raise rabbits in a garage. Some even raise rabbits in the house! 

You can raise a few quail if you have a place to keep them warm in winter and their noises won’t disrupt the neighbors.

Rabbits in a hutch.

You don’t have to raise any animals honestly. Many homesteaders raise animals to feed their families because they can monitor what products go into the animal. But there are plenty of meat markets and local farms in almost every town that you can now purchase grass-fed beef or pork from.

The same goes with farm-fresh eggs and free-range chicken.

Many Homesteading Skills Require No Land At All

There are so many skills you can learn and perform that require no land at all. These skills take place within the home. Again, this list is long and maybe endless but let’s list a few here.

Homesteading Skills (no land needed)

As you can see, homesteading without land doesn’t limit you at all. You can grow food for your family, have small animals, and perform many skills as a homesteader.

homemade bread

So What’s Stopping You?

Now you know there are so many ways you can begin homesteading without land. What is stopping you? Why not sign up for my free 5-day email course, “Designing Your Ideal Homestead“.

Over the course of 5 days, you will learn how to set up your ideal homestead. You will learn how to start planning out your homestead dreams and make those dreams a reality.

Click the course name to sign up today! It’s free so you have nothing to lose.

homesteading without land


Here are two other sites to check out while your getting started…

Does this post reassure you that you can start homesteading without land? Are you ready to start a new lifestyle that you are gonna love?

Tell me your thoughts in the comment box below! And please share some of the ways that you are homesteading without land.

 If you haven't started your homestead journey because you thought it was impossible to start homesteading without land, you may be surprised how easy it really is to get started.


  1. Great tips, you really can homestead anywhere! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog hop!

    1. Author

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

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