While the idea of having a homestead is not new, the popularity of it on social media is growing, according to the Homesteaders of America. Millennials especially are looking for a way to live more simply and eco-friendly. With the cost of living, especially groceries, continuing to rise, homesteading seems to be an exciting idea for many out there, prompting the rise of homesteading influencers.
So what is homesteading? In its most basic sense, homesteading is the act of living as self-sufficient as possible. That may mean growing, harvesting or raising your own food, homeschooling your children and creating your own household products.
Homesteading tends to be a private process since most homesteads are on acreage in less populated areas, but social media helps with that. More and more homesteaders are sharing their way of living with those online and they’ve got plenty of followers interested in learning more.
Top 10 homesteading influencers showing their lifestyle
Here are 10 of the top homestead accounts on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram sharing their homegrown ways with their viewers.
Weed ‘Em & Reap
Kevin and DaNelle of the Weed ‘Em & Reap YouTube channel share their homesteading life with their children. They were born and raised in the city, but moved to an acre of land in Arizona to their homestead. The family milks goats, gathers eggs, shares their fresh food from their garden and even harvest fish from their pond.
Thermal & Oaks
Christina is the California homesteader behind the TikTok account, Thermal & Oaks. She has 367K followers and shares her love for homesteading and the importance of living a non-toxic lifestyle.
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Wild Wonderful Off-Grid
With over a million subscribers, this West Virginia couple is sharing their off-grid life on 23 acres of land in the mountains. They built their home from the ground up and share the experience of doing so off-grid.
Farmhouse on Boone
Lisa is the face behind the popular YouTube channel Farmhouse on Boone. She shares about everyday life in the farmhouse with content about food from scratch, natural living and a handmade home.
Can’t Contain Us
Cody and Summer share their life living out of a homesteading container house. The two have 638K followers on TikTok and their followers love them for sharing the real side of homesteading, and why they still love it.
Becky is a homesteader in Washington who shares her journey with her YouTube channel, Acre Homestead. Her content is focused on preparing your homestead for the different seasons, how she keeps food fresh and her daily life.
More Than Farmers
The couple behind More than Farmers likes sharing content that makes homesteading sustainable to everyone. While homesteading may seem fun and “easier,” it definitely can be difficult and scary to those just getting started. The two focus on raising pastured eggs, pastured broiler chickens, grass-fed raw milk, grass-fed beef and chemical-free gardening.
While homesteading itself may not be for everyone, the wave of popularity it’s getting online shows that more and more people are interested in living a more sustainable and simple life. These creators are helping motivate that movement with their content.