Designing a Homestead Property for Maximum Efficiency

Learn strategic property design so that you are able to get the most out of your homesteading space. Including tips for one-, two- and four-acre homesteads.



Homesteading Orchard
Be strategic about laying out your homestead. It will save time and effort later!
Photo by Fotolia/Subbotina Anna
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A sketch of the Robinson's homestead, which gives them space for raising animals and gardening. The family grows 75 percent of their food.
Illustration by Ed Robinson
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The design for a four-acre homestead, complete with a pasture, orchard, vegetable garden and hay field.
Illustration by Ed Robinson











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