This article “Homesteading with Hidden Costs and Money Drains” was designed to educate the reader about the untold truth about getting started in homesteading.
Homesteading life is not as glamorous as you might have thought it was and it is actually much more expensive to get started than you might think as well.
There are so many things that will suck your money supply down before you even get started.
~ Hard Work (never enough hands to get all the work done)
~ Equipment (Equipment loans. If you borrow a bunch of money for a tractor, a new truck and all kinds of other stuff then you’ll have a big monthly payments)
~ Fuel (any fuel you use getting around the farm, both on the tractor and in your trucks and cars)
~ Garden Seeds and water
~ Food expenses
~ Electricity (Your electricity expense will vary by location, equipment used and scale of your operation)
~ Health Insurance
~ Veterinary care for livestock animals
~ Child care
~ Land prices are a big reason homesteading is becoming more expensive
~ Don’t forget cell phones, TV cable, internet and any other “day to day” expenses really start to add up when you write them all down.
The author was looking to share their initial experiences with homesteading from the very beginning in hopes to help those who are looking to get started in homestead get off on the right foot. They discuss some of the major expenses associated with getting started like land purchases, building a house or remodeling an existing structure into a livable home. All of the information is presented in a way that makes it really easy to read and understand.
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