Best Cities for Urban Homesteaders on a Budget?

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Q: By picking the brains of the fine folks at Apartment Therapy as well as the enthusiastic commenting community, I'd like to learn more about where these urban beekeepers, chicken keepers, and gardeners are living. My experience with a city comes from my proximity to NYC, and nowadays neither big-city-living nor a house are financially possible for my 20-something self.

Considering my exposure, I honestly cannot see how the folks featured in articles or commenting on them have a spot of green to call their own without making over 50K USD a year. Unless, of course, given the milieu who use this site, everyone just banks that much:

So, tell me about your city! Not just about its layout, the job opportunities and security, and the cost of living but where are you gardening? On your windowsill, in your backyard (private or shared), squatting in an overgrown alley, or in a community garden? Where are those busy buzzing workers living? And how about those feathery hardworkin' gals? How did you make these endeavors work in your conrete jungle?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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