Homesteading in Tennessee
Homesteading in Tennessee – 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) : $4,700
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: No state taxes, no drought,
Cons: Lots of hills and rocks
Mary, 5 acres
Pros: A lot of places in Tennessee have no building codes, which allows you the freedom to homestead without feeling pressured and burdened with cost.
Generally speaking most people tend to understand homesteading and actually support you instead of calling you crazy.
Cons: The availability of homestead resources can sometimes be limited. Cottage laws are fairly open, however still limit sales of certain goods on farm.
Timothy, 24 acres
Pros: Lots of open lands and water.
The water is clean over near the mountains easy to get
Sandra, 22 acres