Homesteading in Connecticut

Homesteading in Connecticut – here is a summary of some of the important considerations for starting off your homestead journey in this state.

homesteading in conneticut

Climate  – Click on the city/town links for more ‘local’ data

Geography – general geographic information

Geology  – geologic information (what rocks do we find)

Legal/Tax considerations

Building codes

Agricultural statistics

Home schooling

Average land price per acre (2013) : $11,200


Homesteader Comments

Read below what real homesteaders in this state think the pros and cons for living and homesteading here.  Add your own in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “Homesteading in Connecticut

  • February 2, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    We homestead in CT. We are on the outskirts of Litchfeild county in Bristol. We live in a mountain and have rocky, sandy soil. After years of lasagna gardening and practicing permaculture methods, we have come along way. We have 5 acres zoned for 5 farm animals. we were very lucky to find our property, because 90% of the infrastructure existed before purchase…. Barn, pasture, fencing. Raw land here is expensive, but we have lots of family in CT and wanted to stay. Going “off grid” would not be possible since we are still in a residential area and considered suburban. Lots of regulations for that.
    We also homeschool our children. The state of CT is a very easy to state to homeschool in. A letter of withdrawal is all that is needed if your children were previously enrolled. If your children were never enrolled in public school, you do not have to notify anyone, just proceed to homeschool. Tons of families in CT homeschool, so finding a community that fits your needs is on the easier side.

    • February 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      Fantastic info…thanks for sharing Miranda!

    • July 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm

      Really appreciate your insight Miranda! My fiance and I are looking at homes in CT for homesteading… not an easy feat with our budget but it’s inspiring to know others in the area are able to do it!! I’d love to hear more from you.

      • July 18, 2018 at 10:37 pm

        I am happy to answer any questions you may have! You can reach me at our Facebook page under
        Owl Ridge Homestead- Homesteaders club of CT



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