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What exactly is "homesteading"?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Like in the land rush? People set-up a home on a piece of land and worked it for 7 years. After the 7 years it was their land. It was a way to encourage people to move west. Free government land and it could be yours after just 7 years of hard work.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:14 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • What jesse123456 said. It's still legal in Alaska. It doesn't matter who owns it. If you live on a piece of land for 7 yrs and no one comes to kick you off or tell you it's theirs, then you own it.
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 9:21 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Actually, I don't think that's the "homesteading" the OP was referring to. I think she was referring to homesteading that is currently a trend where people are starting to raise their own animals, plant gardens, baking, cooking from scratch and just be self sufficient in general.


    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading.aspx


     

    DawnA72

    Answer by DawnA72 at 9:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Dawn, she didn't specify, so we're all correct. :)
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 11:49 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

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