Often I think we make the assumption that a simplified life means a homesteading life. While homesteading can lead to a simplified life, it doesn’t mean that pursuing a simplified life must lead to a homesteading life.
Learning to lead a simplified life is all about a conscious choice to live with less. Period. It doesn’t matter if you have 100 acres, 5 acres or live in the suburbs or the heart of the city – you can lead a simplified life by making a conscious choice to do so.
For our family, we happen to already live on a farm, so part of simplifying life for us encompasses our homesteading choices.
However, it doesn’t make it easier to lead a simplified life. I know plenty of homesteaders who’s life is anything but simple. Read more