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  • v. Present participle of homestead.


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  • From these twin axioms - self ownership and 'homesteading' - stem the justification for the entire system of property rights titles in a free-market society.

    Attack the System

  • Or maybe it’s a well established term, and I just don’t travel in "homesteading" circles.


  • I later found out this was called 'squatting,' and it had been done successfully by other very low-income families and later transformed through several forms of resistance into something called 'homesteading.'

    Steve Heilig: Poverty: The Most Common Crime?

  • It started with one book that resonated with her, "Chicken Tractor" by Joel Saladin, in which she was exposed to the idea of homesteading.

    Judith Acosta: How Dreams Really Do Come True

  • And he announces the government will work with councils to implement 'homesteading' - where empty homes are brought back to use by self-renovation by families. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • During the 1970s and 80s, U.S. anti-poverty groups like ACORN pushed "homesteading" - using federal loans to acquire derelict homes in declining neighbourhoods for poor families who would live in them and fix them up.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The Dervaes assert that they are protecting a legitimate business interest, and that their trademark of the term "urban homesteading" prevents corporations from doing the same thing.

    Boing Boing

  • Tired of processed bread and big-box stores, the idea of homesteading appealed to her.


  • I have long been interested in the idea of homesteading in New Orleans.

    Squandered Heritage

  • A couple of good points were made: that you don't have to do urban "homesteading" with any sort of crunchy-granola political agenda.

    Boing Boing


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