The Opt-Out America Blog

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Quality of Life vs. Standard of Living

Quality of Life vs. Standard of Living

While the quality of life is excellent out here in the country, sometimes it’s mighty quiet on the homestead. So, what does a modern homesteader contemplate while checking off the chores? Surprisingly, I find myself thinking about economic and social unrest trends...

Homesteading as a Retirement Plan

Homesteading as a Retirement Plan

Several years ago as we prepared to transition from sprawling urban life to our rural farmstead, my wife and I were filled with excitement about growing our own food and being immersed in nature. Yet, during that period of intense change and learning, we also spent...

What is modern homesteading?

What is modern homesteading?

Question: What do you visualize when you hear the phrase homesteading, self-sufficient, or self-reliance? I’m willing to bet you may visualize a natural setting. Perhaps a loving family working hard together. Something between Little House on the Prairie and The...