Technology is moving faster than ever in today’s world, and it can be hard to keep up with the constant innovation and change. For some, the deluge of innovation can feel exhausting. As a result, more people are filling their homes with wooden furniture, farm tables, and shiplap to help create a rustic oasis to escape the noise of the world outside.
This desire for a simpler time is one of the reasons why homesteading has become so popular among Americans. While homesteading has been around since the Homestead Act of 1862, it has grown over the decades into a movement of people looking to live simpler, more self-sufficient lives.
Whether you are a novice homesteader, a seasoned off-the-grid professional, or just a city dweller looking to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, you might want to consider purchasing your supplies from Amish stores. Amish custom handmade furniture and structures are always hand-crafted from high quality wood and are built to last for decades. And if they don’t, many come with a warranty.
Here are three Amish built structures perfect for homesteaders of all kinds.
Amish Chicken Coop
Raising chickens is a great step towards self-sufficiency: they provide eggs, meat, and fertilizer for your garden. Chickens are also relatively quiet animals (unless you get a rooster), and they require no more care than any other animal: feeding and cleaning. While there are a number of commercially available chicken coop options, an Amish built chicken coop offers great protection from the elements and legendary durability.
Amish Garden Sheds
One of the principle tenants of homesteading is growing your own food. Whether you are planning on planting a few vegetables in your garden or want to turn your whole back yard into a home farm, you should consider erecting a garden shed.
While you might be tempted to store your garden supplies in your house or garage, having an Amish shed provides you with a separate storage space for this often dirty and dusty equipment.
Anyone who’s seen the film Witness knows that Amish folk can raise a barn well and fast. If you decide that your homestead should go beyond keeping chickens, and you want to keep livestock instead, you will need a barn in order to protect your animals at night or inclement weather.
No matter what your needs may be, quality and durability should be the primary deciding factor when purchasing outdoor structures. Amish goods are handcrafted to last a long time and be pleasing to the eye.
If you have any questions about Amish chicken coops, garden sheds, or Amish barns for sale, please feel free to contact us.