Homesteading in Idaho

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

homesteading in idaho

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) : $2,360


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!

Pros: Commute to farmers markets, homeschooling laws are great. Treasure Valley is the “banana belt” where it does not get bitter cold.  Irrigation is available.  State is not uppity.  Gorgeous landscapes.  Common interests for many people here.

Cons: Cold winters.  State is poor.

Lawannea, 3.5 acres



5 thoughts on “Homesteading in Idaho

  • September 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I will be returning to the Treasure Valley, where I was born, to be closer to my kids, and want to know how I can find properties suitable for homesteading which would preferably have access to utilities. I wouldn’t need more than an acre.

  • September 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    can i homestead in coer d’alene

    • December 15, 2016 at 5:37 am

      It’s pretty commercialized for homesteading .

    • December 19, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Can I homestead in Coeur d’Alene or nearby areas? What is the procedure and what are the costs and restrictions?

  • November 18, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I read that Congress repealed the Homestead Act in 1976 and for Alaska, latger. What is the current Homestead land availability and situation? Thank you, p


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