10 Best Online Communities For Homesteaders

With today’s progress Modern Homesteaders find themselves being both blessed and cursed with modern technology. We now have access to just about any information with just the push of a button or the click of a mouse, while this is a good thing it can be a time consuming thing as well.

But if we are going to spend time online we may as well make the most of it. That is why I find myself spending time in homesteading communities, places where I can gain knowledge, be inspired, meet new like minded friends and just sometimes have some fun. So in this post I thought I would share a few of those places with you.



Facebook Groups

Facebook is where most people are these days and because of that Facebook groups are often very active with a variety of topics and as a result they are a great place to get information and meet homesteaders that share your passions. So my first three recommendations are Facebook groups.


1. The Homestead Front Porch

Maybe I’m a bit bias but I think this is the best homesteading community on the internet and it just happens to be one that I started a few years ago. This group has over 21,000 members who are extremely active and involved in supporting and encouraging one another.

It is the official Facebook group of The Small Town Homestead and The Modern Homesteading Podcast but you don’t have to be a podcast listener to be a part of this group, you just have to want to have an interest in homesteading.

This is a closed Facebook Group but all you have to do to join is ask and answer yes to a couple questions and before you know it you will be part of an awesome community of homesteaders and those aspiring to be.

2. Homesteading

This group has over 250,000 members and discusses every topic you can imagine and sometimes folks just have some fun. This is the place I find myself spending some time when I want to just hangout with other homesteaders.

3. Homesteads and Sustainability

This group has over 114,000 members and is very active as well. This has been a great source of information for me and has even spawned a couple friendships.




I have to admit that at first Reddit seemed a little confusing to me (still does sometimes) but the more I hang out there the more I like it. Reddit has what are called subreddits and these are communities built up around certain topics, so naturally there are some for homesteaders and there a couple I like.


4. www.reddit.com/r/Homesteading

This subreddit has over 22,000 readers and contributors and gives you access to some great information and conversation through comments.

5. www.reddit.com/r/Homestead

This is another great one. Now that I think about it I like this one better than the other one. This subreddit has over 353,000 readers and is very active and loaded with helpful information.



Google +

There are a bunch of great homesteading communities on Google + and it’s easy to follow many at a time but I’ve found a couple that are very active and provide a great community atmosphere.


6. Backyard Farming

Here is what they say about the group “Backyard Farming is a community of food growing, garden making, chicken raising, bee keeping enthusiasts who want to see a return to a healthier, more sustainable and locally-focused way of living.” Yep, that’s pretty much what it is.

7. Gardening Blogs, Videos,& Websites

This vegetable gardening community is for people that want to promote their garden blogs and videos, even if you don’t have anything to promote you should join this community to reap the benefits of seeing all the great content.





8. Homesteading 101

If your a member of linkedin the homesteading 101 group is a great place to hangout. There are over 600 active homesteaders contributing to this group and providing great content.





9. The Survival Podcast Forum

I don’t hangout here like I use to but this place is loaded with great information on just about any homesteading topic you want to know about. This is a very active community and if you can’t find information on something your looking for than just start a new thread and ask, you will be amazed at the response.


10. Permies Forum

The self proclaimed hangout for “Permaculture and Homesteading Goofballs.” This is a very active and information packed forum especially for anyone interested in permaculture. I have gleaned much valuable homesteading information over the past few years from this group that have helped to shape my homestead and me as a homesteader.


This seems like a great opportunity to introduce you to and invite you to join our Homesteading Forum. If you head on over to The Homestead Forum Membership Community you can join the Forum Discussion Boards even if you don’t want to become a full access member. Just click on Join Now for more information.



These are just a few places where I find myself hanging out with like minded folks from time to time. Maybe you have some places you like to go online as a homesteader, let us know where that is and perhaps we’ll join you there. Happy Homesteading!






Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.
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I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.

One Comment

  1. Great list I interact in several of the places listed and they do work well but I have to say my favorite is the tsp folks

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