This post was most recently updated on June 1st, 2021

Does the dream of being self-sufficient call you?

Do you feel the pull of an honest day’s work and the promise of a bountiful harvest?

You are not alone, we are on that journey too! We are chasing down this holy grail of food security and self-reliance and documenting it as it happens.

What to Expect from Us

Here at Fantail Valley Homestead (previously known as Piwakawaka Valley Homestead), we share our successes and our failures with you.

We aim to arm you with the knowledge, inspiration and support that you require so that you can achieve your own goals.

We will show you how to start homesteading wherever you are now and how you can build a reliable, secure, healthy source of meat and vegetables for you and your loved ones.

What does it mean to Homestead Anywhere?

There is a new movement and it is growing rapidly. Modern homesteaders. The self sufficient ones. People who are sick of the rat race, sick of trusting others to grow their food, or just plain ol’ sick.

Homesteading is getting in touch with our old traditions. Things that have served humanity well for so many generations.

You do not have to live on lots of land to embrace the homesteading movement.

Homesteading is a state of mind and a set of skills. You really can homestead anywhere.

If you enjoy the fruits of your own labor, want to live a healthy more fulfilling life and get in touch with our roots, then you are in the right place!

Where to Now?

Here are our most popular homesteading posts for you to get your teeth stuck in to.

Being self sufficient isn't difficult! This homesteading quickstart guide will show you how you can start in your own backyard
Chickens are easy to keep, but make sure youa re not feeding your chickens these 3 foods! #backyeardchickens #keepingchickens #chickens #homesteading #homesteads #piwakawakavalley
Are you keen to join the uprising of the return to traditional ways of life? These 33 traditional skills will help you on your road to self sufficiency.
On of the challenges going plastic free is freezing meat without plastic, How to freeze meat without plastic is a real challenge, but I found a solution!
Make your own beeswax wraps as an eco-friendly alternative to clingfilm or plastic wrap. This recipe uses jojoba oil and beeswax to make a nice clingy wrap.
Do you feel like we need a change? Like humanity needs a lifeline? Get yourself involved, learn how to homestead where you are today. Join the revolution. #homesteading #HomesteadAnywhere

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