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How to Clear Land to Build a Homestead — Tips and Advice from a Florida Landowner

A FL landowner shares his experience, advice and tips on what it takes to clear a wooded lot to build a homestead.

12 Christmas tree farms in the south

Want an extra special tree this year? Then why not support a local Christmas tree farm?  We've made it easy with this list of 12 beloved Southern...

Home Protection Tips for Rural Properties

Crime in rural areas is significantly lower than that in urban areas, but taking these  steps to protect your investment in your property will...

Tips for Buying Land in Florida | Rethink:Rural

If you've been looking for land for sale in Florida, you probably have a lot of questions. Experts offer tips about buying land in Florida.

18 Steps to Build a Custom Home in Nassau County, FL

Custom home builder Steve Johnson walks us through the steps to build a house on land in Nassau County, Florida, from choosing the land to moving...

Living the Country Life in Bradford County, FL

What's it like to live in the country in Bradford County, Florida? We asked a homesteader on a farm in this beautiful county to find out!

Florida's best parks have something for every interest

Did you know Florida's state parks include an underwater cave, a Civil War-era fort and even a cigar museum?! Our list of 8 of Florida's most...

Birding Across the Southern USA | Rethink Rural Blog

The South provides the perfect setting for bird watchers. Grab your binoculars and check out some of these places where Mother Nature has provided...

Florida pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms

Known as the Sunshine State, Florida is prime for perfect farming.  A peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of...

10 great places to go "glamping" in the South

Glamour + Camping = Glamping, and we know where to go "glamping" in the South. Take a look at these 10 fantastic glamping destinations.