Homesteading in Kentucky
Homesteading in Kentucky – here is a summary of some of the important considerations for starting off your homestead journey in this state.
Climate – Click on the city/town links for more ‘local’ data
Geography – general geographic information
Geology – geologic information (what rocks do we find)
Average land price per acre (2013) : $3,150
Read below what real homesteaders in this state think the pros and cons for living and homesteading here. Add your own in the comments!
Robin, 10 acres
Pros: The beauty of the immense greenery. The shade from the heat. The long growing season. The many fruits and vegetables that this climate allows to grow. The relative short Winter. My county (Metcalfe) has no building codes. Enough sun to fuel a good solar system. Enough rain to fill large water catchment tanks. Plenty of trees to cut for wood heat, cooking and building materials. Lots of hillsides for root cellar storage. Many native plants and trees for foraging. Diverse wildlife for hunting (deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit). Extremely affordable property (around $1000/acre) and low property taxes
Cons: The ticks! and copperheads and in my region, scorpions. Allergies/hay fever/etc.. Humid
Mary, 23 acres
Pros: Formerly a major agriculture area.
Cons: Restrictions in certain locations.
Ben, <1 acres
Pros: Low cost of living, relaxed laws regarding animals and property, many people have homesteads, rural, lower crime rate, long growing season.
Cons: I really can’t think of anything, but we haven’t run up against a law or anything that really applies to us and what we do.
Maddie, 60 acres