In 1776, a five man committee drafted America’s most important document—The Declaration of Independence. This document was accepted by the Congress on July 4, 1776, ensuring our rights to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS.
This document is an intentional list of our rights as humans. It gives us the right to freely homestead (among many other things). It is the principles on which our government, and our identity as Americans, are based.
We have been asked many times over the years why we host our event in one location. And our answer is always simple, “because this is ground zero for making a change in our laws that restrict us from living our life as free homesteaders and free people.” Free to have chickens in our backyard. Free to grow our own food. Free to eat what we like whenever we like. Free to share our produce and harvests with others. Free to treat our families holistically and naturally. Free to be homesteaders in a country that increasingly slaps restrictions and laws on us to prevent us from being exactly that—FREE. But also because we love America.
If we run away from states, counties, and laws that prevent us from living this amazing lifestyle, then we’re not making a difference, we’re simply allowing the grip to take a greater hold.
Bad things happen when good people are silent.
Homesteaders of America (HOA) was created to be an organization and event to help bring a community together. And to help change the face of homesteading and sustainable living—allowing it to become normal and embraced once again.
Because of this, we’ve released a new line of decals and apparel called the Freedom line!
Homesteading is amazing, and we’re so happy we get to do it freely!