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Get off the Couch and Start a Homestead

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If you’re dreaming of one day starting a homestead, but keep telling yourself, “maybe someday”, think again.

There’s not just one way to doing something.

Just like you don’t have to go to college to be successful, you don’t need 200+ acres and a team of 20 to start homesteading (although it’d be nice). In fact, homesteading and self-sufficiency are best started in small doses.

Like any habit or change, starting small is the best way to learn and make lasting change. So, before you jump into growing dozens of different varieties of plants, why not start with a few? 

Take your time to master the skills you want, one at a time, and quickly build your homesteading knowledge and confidence.

Start Homesteading

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What is Homesteading?

Even though you can no longer homestead by receiving free land from the US government, homesteaders today have adapted the definition to mean growing one’s own food, living self-sufficiently, and sometimes—living off the grid.

I started homesteading in an apartment, and while it might seem difficult, there are TONS of skills you can build as you plan your homestead.

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserving Food
  • Making Butter
  • Soapmaking
  • Candle Making
  • Beekeeping
  • Raising Chickens
  • Firewood (Gathering and Splitting)
  • Foraging
  • Hunting
  • Building a Community

And there are MANY others for you to choose from. Decide on one or two skills and develop them in preparation for your homestead.

About Couch to Homestead

Couch to Homestead was inspired by the popular Couch to 5k movement and was created as a means to simplify homesteading. With the goal to become the most comprehensive guide to starting a homestead, Couch to Homestead focuses on a strategic and bite-sized approach to build the skills you need to start your self-sufficient lifestyle. To plant now and grow tomorrow.

Started by Tyler Ziton after getting burnt out from chronic illnesses and the corporate rat race, he found that both conditions were reversed with fresh food and a better connection with nature. Two things homesteading excels at.

Inspired by the shockingly simple revelation, Tyler continues to share his experience and help others achieve the positive effects that come along with homesteading.


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