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The urban homestead is an interesting little side note to the sustainable living movement. For many it would seem harder to build an urban homestead on your current property than it would to sell your home a start a full scale homestead elsewhere.
Interestingly enough, many people are going to have a much easier time to getting animals on their urban homestead than they might think. Even if you are in an area where you don’t have the laws on your side, you an change that.
So where do you go to find out these things?
Well, zoning laws are a great place to start if you aren’t sure about having animals on the homestead. The zoning laws will often tell you all about what you need to know in regards to how far from the home animals can be kept. If animals can be kept in the city or county that you live in or not.
Another way to check on these laws is to get down into the nitty gritty of animal protection laws. Funny enough you will likely be more involved with animal control than anyone else. You could have your property inspected or your property and your coop.
The one thing to remember is that you can affect all the laws. You have the ability to face city council and make them aware of what you are trying to do or how you need the laws changed. Of course, if you show up with a bunch of people who want the same thing it will be much better.
If you want animals on your urban homestead, its very important that you push for that. No one is going to make that happen for you except, well, you. Don’t let something like a simple zoning law stand in your way.