Homesteading in Pennsylvania

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

Homesteading in Pennsylvania

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) : $5,600


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:  Farm friendly, limited predators, few poisonous snakes and insects, rural areas close to shopping and small cities, and the people are extremely neighborly

Cons: Too many Democrats, high property taxes, political corruption

Dana, 3 acres

Pros:  Lots of Amish and Mennonite around to learn from.

Cons: Local earned income taxes

Kamie, 1 acres

Pros:  Cost of living isn’t as bad as elsewhere… laws against the way we live or at least we haven’t been arrested for having chickens

Cons: Winter sucks snd every year I wonder why I stay here….I hate being cold….but I guess more so because my family is here

Cindie, 4 acres




2 thoughts on “Homesteading in Pennsylvania

  • June 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Looking for a few acres to start off with.

    • September 4, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      I NEED to omit myself from the general population & live with what the good Lord allows. Stuck in a minimum wage job while paying for food & shelter. I have a great desire to dig the Earth to create self sufficient crop & hunt for the protein my body requires.


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