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The Ultimate Seniors’ Guide to Homesteading In Retirement

Written By: Bob Shannon
Friday, January 29, 2021

We tend to picture retirement one way: seniors leisu>

However, many seniors who might be interested in homesteading dont know where to start. Thats why weve put together this guide. We hope these tips help you figure out if homesteading is right for you, and along with insights on the real estate from The Data Advocate help you get started on your journey toward the perfect retirement:nbsp;

Who Should Homestead?

Your first step should be evaluating whether or not homesteading feels like a good retirement for you. Remember, homesteading doesnt necessarily mean being enti>

Homesteading is a significant physical undertaking, which can be a pro and a con for retirees. On one hand, its built on physical exercise that can keep you healthy for years. On the other, if you have existing health issues or develop them down the line it can become too much of an undertaking, especially if you have a lot of land. Although there are ways to make things more manageable more on this later, recognizing the physical demands of this life>

Finding Your Propertynbsp;

Homesteading would traditionally require a rural property, but thats not the only option these days. More and more technology has emerged that makes urban and suburban farming possible. Plus, as interest in sustainability rises, more and more neighborhoods are allowing homesteading features such as a backyard chicken coop.nbsp;

Check out the properties that are available on your market, and try to imagine how youd set up your homestead there. Remember to consider options such as greenhouse growing, vertical gardening, and hydroponics. These can really expand your ability to grow the foods you want in a smaller space or non-ideal environment. Finally, be sure to check zoning rules some neighborhoods will have restrictions that can prevent you from achieving your goals.nbsp;

Meeting Your Physical Abilitiesnbsp;

As we said above, homesteading is a great way to stay active well into your golden years, but its important to only make a job for yourself that youll be able to handle in the long run. A huge property with sweeping gardens isnt likely to be sustainable, and unless you want to hire farm hands, youll need to think smaller.nbsp;

This is where those alternative gardening methods we mentioned earlier can really come in hand for seniors. Vertical gardening can give you the ability to keep a significant amount of crops growing in a >

Although its not right for everyone, homesteading offers a fun and satisfying way to retire. Its important to create a practical, sustainable plan in order to make the most of it. After all, there are few things quite as empowering as living off of your own land and hard work well into your golden years.nbsp;

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