Who We Are

Homesteaders of America is an organization created by homesteaders, for homesteaders. We believe in living a simple life. We believe in modern and conservative homesteading. And we believe in making homesteading normal again. We are men, women, children, old, young, college educated and high school drop outs. We are simply people taking control of our lives. Growing gardens, raising farm animals, and becoming self-sufficient—in a backyard, on a rooftop, or on 100 acres.

Our Story

Amy Fewell began her homesteading journey not long after her son was diagnosed with asthma. She wanted a better lifestyle for her family, and instead of waiting for someone to change it, she decided to take control of her and her family’s health. First came chickens, then came a garden, and the gateway to homestead swung wide. Homesteaders of America was conceived with the heart of offering educational videos, articles, and support to those who wish to begin homesteading and those who are seasoned homesteaders. On our website you’ll find videos, video clips from our conferences, articles from trusted homesteaders, DIY and how-to, homestead legalities, and support. We’re here to making homesteading in America not just a phase, but a lifetime achievement.

Meet the Team

This incredible website and event couldn’t come together without some equally amazing people and companies behind it.


Amy Fewell


Amy is the author and homesteader of The Fewell Homestead blog and website. They raise heritage breed animals on their small half acre in Virginia. She believes in holistic living and living with intent. She’s  a writer, photographer, and a pretty awesome chicken wrangler! She is the mastermind behind our annual homestead conference & fair, and one of the most down to earth people you’ll meet.


Carina Richard-Wheat

Sponsorship Coordinator

Carina takes care of organizing our sponsors and sponsorship opportunities. She is also an incredible help with promotion and connecting with people on a personal level, making you feel like part of our family. Carina lives with her family in Virginia, and has over a decades worth of experience in business management, marketing, and advertising. She owns her own home bakery, handmade home decor business, and is an artist in her spare time.


Tangi Wheet
Administrative Assistant

Tangi is a homeschooling mama of two children, Emily and Parker, and is the wife of 18 years to Jack. Several years ago, Tangi decided to try her hand at gardening. While taking on this new adventure, her eyes were open to the serious need for a back-to-the-land revival in our culture. Since then, she has devoted herself to learning about growing her own food, food preservation, and making things by hand. She doesn’t call herself a homesteader, but likes to think she is more “old school” like her grandparents were. She has two decades of experience being an administrative assistant in the corporate and private sector, but now is a Mom Boss; working from home as a virtual assistant and YouTuber. Tangi is our Admin Assistant for all things HOA!


Piedmont Publications

Homestead Partners

Piedmont Publishing Group is a group of publications located in Virginia, including the Rappahannock News, Culpeper Times, Lifestyle Magazines (Broad Run, Haymarket, Warrenton), and more. They believe in honest living and honest business practices, and they promote farming, rural living, and generosity. We are honored that they have chosen to work alongside us to help promote this organization and our events!

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