I've been homesteading for the last16 years by my self and it hasn't been easy at times, but very satisfying. You have to know that's what you want to do and not look back. I've learned that the people that put you down or laugh at you really wish they could do the same. Perserverance pays off. Back in the 90's I bought 70 acres for $300.00 an acre and people laughed at me saying I payed too much. In 2007, I sold log home built from native logs and 15 acres for $106,000. and $85,ooo for 55 acres. House cost around $23,000. Who had the last laugh? See what I mean? It's all in what you want.