The people of the kamirong began as small semi-nomadic communities, traveling safe routes through the woods by day and finding natural clearings or witch-light safe areas to ward off the demons in dark, but none were safe from the Grimmorai until the first kamirong and first Sheut sacrificed themselves to cage the monsters. With the discovery of the kamirong, the people were able to settle in large farmsteads with many families in one region, each functioning as its own barony.
Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small-scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for the household use. Homesteading is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.
A great blog by a Brooklyn Treehugger: An Experiment in Subsistence Farming, Brooklyn Style. This guy even planned for garage to barn conversion...Complete with a slaughterhouse and chicken coops! WOWZA.