Homesteading is a term for sustainable lifestyle adaptations, like subsistence agriculture, food preservation, and home design. Homesteading is a back-to-land movement that has multiple lineages throughout the world dating back hundreds of years. Modern homesteaders often use renewable energy including solar, wind, and hydroelectric. Many also choose to plant and grow heirloom vegetables and to raise heritage livestock. Homesteading is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.