Rural Homesteading - Many people dream of self-reliance by developing a rural homestead. Carving a comfortable and abundant life from the landscape takes skill, planning and efficient implementation. Depending on miles to town, materials acquisition can be expensive and energy intensive. Before you purchase any property, you must have a clear vision, a plan and understanding of assets plus every limiting factor that will affect growth, development and ultimately, affordability.
For instance, acquiring cheap land with inadequate water harvesting potential results in disruptive and expensive drilling with no guarantees of final budget impact or even positive outcome. But if this property has already been acquired, what mind bending changes can be made to salvage your dream? Fortunately, permaculture turns problems into solutions. Positive attitude, thoughtful observation and partnering with nature has restorative power.