You might think the land is the most critical aspect of choosing a homestead location.
Iowa has some of the most arable land in the United States, which makes it great for starting a self-sufficient homestead. Since the state is big on agriculture, you’ll be in good company with many of your neighbors growing food.
The cost of living is very low, there is a low population density and plenty of agricultural land suitable for farming or raising animals. The vistas are beautiful, and you can enjoy homesteading in peace in this state.
Many homesteaders flock to the Ozarks because of their beauty and natural resources. There are over 9,700 miles of streams and 600,000 acres of lakes.
Idaho is another highly-agricultural state in the USA. Because upwards of 15% of the population is farmers, you will find a community sympathetic to homesteading ideals.
Nature lovers will never be bored in Oregon because of all the public land that is open to anyone. There are beaches for surfing and diving, forests for hiking and camping, and even deserts.
It has a warmer climate with fewer days of harsh weather, so you’ll have a longer growing season and be able to diversify your crops. The southern half is also less populated than the north.