A homestead originally meant a farmhouse and its adjacent outbuildings.
HOMESTEAD LAYOUT ON 11 ACRES by OFF GRID with DOUG & STACY
By extension, it can mean any small cluster of houses.
Homestead Cow Processing by Swedish Homestead
Homestead may refer specifically to:
Homestead, a unit of measurement equal to 160 acres
Homestead principle, a legal concept that one can establish ownership of unowned property through living on it
The homestead principle is the principle by which one gains ownership of an unowned natural resource by performing an act of original appropriation.
Homestead Acts, several United States federal laws that gave millions of acres to farmers known as homesteaders
The Homestead Acts were several laws in the United States by which an applicant could acquire ownership of government land or the public domain, typically called a "homestead.”
Homestead exemption, a legal program to protect the value of a residence from expenses and/or forced sale arising from the death of a spouse
The homestead exemption is a legal regime to protect the value of the homes of residents from property taxes, creditors, and circumstances that arise from the death of the homeowner spouse.
Homesteading, a lifestyle of agrarian self-sufficiency as practiced by a modern homesteader or urban homesteader