The term homesteading has a lot of meanings, and many of those depend on personal perspective. Whether you have acres or land or live in an apartment, you can apply the principles and ideas of homesteading. Even in a so-called city homestead, there is plenty you can do to produce more of your own food and be more self-reliant.

The city homestead as a concept might include a garden, backyard chickens, rainwater collection or a beehive. Or it might have none of those things, or other things. The important part of a city homestead is maximizing what you do have and what you can do where you are, right now. It’s easy to only see the things you can’t do on a small lot or in an apartment but there are homestead activities you can do, no matter where you are.