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How Homesteading Creates Healthier Families—An Interview with “The Thrifty Homesteader,” Deborah Niemann

People turn to homesteading for a variety of reasons: to be more self-sufficient, because they love animals, to make a side-income on their...

Sisters on the Fly

The Sisters on the Fly is a women’s group that meets up in various locations to enjoy the great outdoors with one rule: “No men, no kids, have...

Secrets to Keeping Your Kids in Sports While Living in the Country

Dedicated parents with athletic kids can work out the commute from rural areas to town sports events.

How to Start Your Own Multi-Family Compound

Whether you’re looking to share responsibilities, launch a business, or just spend more time together, we’ll give you the tools you need before...

How to Date in the Country

Rural dating isn't impossible! The owner of Luxe Matchmaking shares tips her company uses to help people find a match while dating in the country.

What it's Like to Live on a Family Compound

The Franklin family shares their story of living on a family compound on rural acreage in Hilliard, Florida.

Dad's Advice: Our Readers Share Their Favorite Quotes From Their Pops

In honor of Father's Day, we asked Rethink:Rural readers to share their dads' best advice. We share our favorites.

Farming Women and Women Homesteaders: A Series

Women all across the nation are making their country dreams a reality. These real life stories from women farmers and homesteaders are designed to...

Homesteading for Health: How Country Life Can Heal

A commitment to healthy living and simplicity on the homestead helped this family improve their son’s health and quality of life.

Bootstrapper, The Story of a Mom Who Tackled the Odds on a Farm

Taking on farm life on your own with no help may seem like a recipe for disaster. But this memoir tells the story of how grit and determination...