Homesteading in Texas

Homesteading in Texas- here is a summer 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)

Legal/Tax considerations

Building codes

Agricultural statistics

Home schooling

Average land price per acre (2013) : $1,850


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:  Prices are low, pro gun laws, independent nature of people, very friendly, pro personal freedom , I can grow almost anything for a long season, supports homeschooling


Julya, 25 acres





4 thoughts on “Homesteading in Texas

  • November 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    The climate allows you to survive year around. The state has almost all of the resources required to thrive and defend itself if it becomes a separate nation. The only cons are increasing population density.

    • June 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      I would definitely agree with the increasing population.

  • May 3, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Extreme heat , humidity, droughts, and severe weather are the cons.

  • November 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Before purchasing research the differences in soil – makes a big dif in terms of how easy it is to garden. Central Texas has shallow topsoil and extremely alkaline – East Texas has blackland prairie, best for growing. West Texas is desert.

    It gets hot here, expect temps above 100F (51 days in 2018 for Austin). Many veggies stop growing in the heat and broccoli/cabbage are near impossible. Lots of bugs too – look up marmorated stink bug invasion. If you’re serious about feeding yourself you’ll need a coolhouse with bug screening over most of your garden.


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