Why homesteading is becoming more popular among millennials

Since early 2020, there has been a surge in the popularity of homesteading, with young families opting for self-sufficiency through activities like raising chickens, growing crops, and living off-grid. 

The trend is evident on platforms like TikTok, where young moms showcase their homesteading lifestyles, featuring scenes of making jam, beautiful gardens, and well-stocked home-jarred produce. 

Behind the appealing videos lies a deeper skepticism toward traditional systems and companies that provide sustenance.  

A poll by the Homesteaders of America revealed that a significant portion of respondents, especially Millennials and Gen Z, have embraced homesteading.  

Reasons for turning to self-sufficiency range from the high cost of living in traditional areas to a desire to build something with one's own hands and raise children in a chosen manner. 

The COVID-19 pandemic, contested elections, and issues like contaminated baby food have prompted people to be more conscious of the food system.  

Homesteaders adopt various approaches, from living on remote farms and raising livestock to maintaining small container gardens in urban areas. 

Whether through casual farming or extreme off-the-grid living, the homesteading movement fundamentally rejects the status quo.  

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