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Living The Good Life In Rural America!

Country is a website for people looking to escape to a richer, more rewarding life in rural America.

Or maybe you already live in the country, and you’re looking for additional information on self-sufficient living, homesteading, organic gardening, country homes, recipes and more.

Country living harkens back to an earlier time, when life was sampler and more fulfilling. When life revolved around family, the earth, and the crops that grew in the fertile soil. Small towns, small schools, neighbors who trusted and relied on one another, in good times and bad. Where people didn’t bother to lock their doors at night, and the local movie theater was the main attraction on Friday and Saturday nights.

America’s Rural Heartland

If you’re lucky enough to have grown up in rural America, you know what we’re talking about. Maybe you started your life on a farm, or in a small town, but either way you know that living in the country is special.  Hard work and self-reliance are rewarded in the country, and everyone knows your name.homesteading1

And country living isn’t limited to America’s farmlands. It also includes living in the mountains, along the coast, or in a small town. In fact, some people manage to recreate a rural lifestyle while still living in the city,  by growing their own food, generating their own energy, and taking things about 20 mph slower than everyone around them.

Your Country Home

After all, you can bring the country into your home wherever you live. Your home, your garden, your furnishings, are all a reflection of you and your personality. Some people opt for a traditional country style in their home decor, while others are looking for a more modern style, or even a log cabin design. All are possible wherever you live with a little work and imagination.

A country home is a place that’s alive, warm, and welcoming. It’s a space for friends and family to share each other’s company, laugh, tell stories, eat and relax. It’s a home that smells of woodsmoke and fresh bread, where the pantry is stocked with freshly-canned fruits and vegetables from the organic garden.

Some people move to the country when they retire. Others are farmers or ranchers, or workers in the many plants and factories that have sprung up across America’s heartland in recent years.  Still others have second homes in the country, and only visit on weekends and holidays. Many new affordable housing options are available for rural living today, including shipping container homes.

If you’ve lived in a city all your life, but have always wondered what it would be like to wake up to fresh air and bright rural sunshine, to grow your own food and live “off the grid,” then read on. This site is meant as a guide to help you get there, or get along better if you’re already there.


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