There are many ways to purchase land for homesteading Some of these ways are not for people on a tight budget, not able to put down a big amount of money at one time. Look for small tracts of land that are around 10 or 20 acres and ask about owner financing and search the web for sites that offer this. We got the 12 acres we have for our homestead for 1000.00 down and closing costs of 500.00 and we pay about 255.00 a month. This is good for people with a small budget and no credit or even bad credit. If you are in the Ga area I have a good contact for you to be able to purchase land for your homestead. When you find a piece of land that you want to buy, be sure to visit the planning and zoning office in the county of the land. You need to ask questions like, Is there any restrictions on that piece of land, what is the zoning on the land,residential, commerical, agricultural ,etc. If you are not sure if you can have say pigs on the proprty, just come right out and ask if farm animals are allowed on that land or in that area. Ask what it wiil cost for things like driveway permits and even a septic tank permit, that person may not now but he can point you in the right direction. Planning and zoning deals with people in the trade industry in that area so he can help you to there. Ask what building permits are and if they are required. The cost of clearing the land for the homestead the way I wanted it was about 3000.00 and some say that`s a lot of money but that was just clearing, we still have to get the roots out so the tress and such will not grow back. When you are looking for someone to clear the land ask him if he root rakes it also or just clears it. Look at the land as how you want it cleared and have a plan for him when he gets there and mark everything with engineer tape so he can see it. Know which tress you want left and mark them too, also get the surveyor to flag down the property lines so everyone knows where they are. That`s where the patience and determination for homesteading I was talking about comes in. It will take some saving up to get each phase of your homestead done. We are speaking from experience in this aspect because like many of you we did not have a house or things to sell to get our homestead started it was a step by step process. We have been working on our homestead property for about 2 years, it may go faster or slower for your homestead depending on budget and experience. Always have a backup plan if something falls through. We thought we had the well on our property taking care of but at the last minute the well driller backed out. He was going to help and do the well with so much down and so much a month but he changed his mind and we moved on property and are hauling water now. So always have a backup plan and prepare for it.