Urban Homesteading what is it?

You may have stumbled across this blog looking for New Zealand resources on DIY, self-sufficiency, gardening or even crafts and cookery.

That is exactly how I stumbled across the idea of Homesteading.

Homesteading is an American trend, picture big old houses set against a back drop of country perfection with an orchard, huge vegetable gardens, ducks, chickens, pigs and possibly sheep roaming happily around a large strategically laid out plot of land surrounding the house. Picture kids playing happily on a tire swing while mum is in the kitchen bottling this seasons excess produce. This is homesteading, a culmination of DIY, self-sufficiency, gardening, crafts and cookery. Not something dreamed up by hippies wanting to save the planet, or health nuts wanting to live all organically (although their tends to be an aspect of both involved), it is a lifestyle in which families can live healthily, happily, economically and with style.

Urban Homesteading is a term used by those who want to live the homesteading way but enjoy the creature comforts of living in town, or simply don’t have the room or means to be homesteading on the scale that Americans do.

My desire for this blog is to share my progress urban homesteading along with resources and ideas I have found along the way.

Please forgive me if this isn’t the most advanced blog you come across I’m new to all this.

Sit back, have a coffee and enjoy your sunday afternoon reading 🙂



4 thoughts on “Urban Homesteading what is it?

  1. You said it right, but even her in America, we don’t have a lot of property, but just want to find ways to get back to simpler and more efficient ways of living.


  2. Im a kiwi living in aussie now, and while I think it is an American trend, homesteading is engrained in the NZ way of life more than we think. They don’t call it kiwi ingenuity for nothing 😉 Excited to read more of your posts.

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      1. Yes, this is also true unfortunately. I think the bigger concern is a stunning lack of interest in doing anything themselves and expecting to either buy it or be given it. This is something that I struggled against with my peers who could not understand why I would be taking on a hands on hobby over the latest form of technology.

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