Homesteading – it’s the ultimate in sustainable and self-reliant living.
Or is it?
Some people argue that homesteading is such a chancy endeavour that those who choose to do it must live around people who can provide them with ready assistance, resources and even money when things go badly.
Is a community an absolute necessity for homesteading?
That is, do homesteaders require constant financial and physical assistance from those around them?
This is a loaded question and I hope that I can give a good answer.
The answer, after much thought is … Yes, but …. well, no, that’s not quite right. I mean .. No, but ….
I feel like the elephant trying to use the telephant right now.
Let’s look at these two positions in detail.