Homesteading Trail: Open House

Curious about Homesteading?

IthaCan is partnering with Groundswell and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County for their first annual Homesteading Open House Trail.  The Dacha is taking part!

This outreach event will educate the public on the homesteading lifestyle via sites (homesteads) holding “open house” style tours. The sites will cover a range of homesteading practices and offer the attendees a look into the practical, real-life implementation of contemporary homesteading.

See here for features and open hours of the hosting homesteads. Tours are child-friendly and will take place rain or shine. Arrive anytime during open hours. There is no cost involved, although some locations will have produce/products for sale. Come enjoy the peaceful, hard-working lifestyles of our featured homesteaders!


  • The 1817 Homestead
  • The Dacha Project
  • Peasant Dreams Farm
  • The Quarry House
  • White Hawk Ecovillage