About Your Green Homestead

Welcome to Your Green Homestead! We designed this online educational and entertainment platform for YOU to express your talents and showcase YOUR creative works, products, and solutions dedicated to a sustainable and Earth-friendly way of living.


What does it mean to live sustainably in an Earth-friendly way? For some this concept must include recycling, for others buying organic products, for the third group, mimicking nature… variations of the opinions are almost limitless. The founder of Your Green Homestead, Natalia Smothers, created a short story describing one typical day on a sustainable homestead that she named Natalia’s Vision. She knows that her vision is one among many other possibilities and welcomes you to rate it, leave a comment, and submit your own story, photo gallery, video, podcast, or any other kind of artwork depicting your vision of a sustainable homestead or household.

It is absolutely free to create an individual account on Your Green Homestead. If your contest entry receives a high number of ratings and reviews from YGH registered members (registration for voters is required to avoid multiple ratings by the same individuals), you even might receive a monetary YGH Award. In 2019, it was set at $1,000.00 (please view our press release about this). We expect a similar commitment from our sponsors for the 2020 Contest as well. For more information, please visit CONTESTS tab in the top menu.

Create an Account

In order to participate in Your Green Homestead [YGH] Contests, Groups, Forums, and post events and news items, YGH Terms and Privacy Policy require you or your organization to create a publicly displayed account in the YGH Members directory. At this time, all new accounts are created by invitation only. Please submit your inquiry on the Contact Us page. All copyright for any posted material is retained by the authors and can be posted anywhere else at the author’s discretion.

Similar to other social media platforms, it would be possible to deactivate your account and/or remove it from the member listing. The comments and other interactions might have to stay on the website depending on the difficulty of the removal process.

Age Restrictions

Your Green Homestead is an educational platform for families and households, including children of school age. Teenagers of 13 and older are permitted to sign up for their independent membership account.

Adults ages 18 and above can apply for a Vendor status and set up a shop to sell their own products/services and also offerings of their family and/or group/organization. YGH Terms and Privacy Policy require you or your organization to check mark a box confirming that you are of appropriate age during the registration process.

Membership Levels

Upon your registration for an account, you automatically receive all the privileges of YGH membership at the Sustainability Enthusiast level. You will be able to submit your contest entries, rate and comment on contest entries of others, buy products, book events, join and create groups, and submit news articles or event announcements.

YGH membership at the Vendor level will have all privileges of a Sustainability Enthusiast plus the extra permissions for setting up an online store under SHOP tab in the top menu and selling your, your family/group or your organization products or services. Please feel free to apply for this membership level via the Contact Us form.

Thank you!

YGH would like to thank you for your engagement of any kind, be it a good thought, contest participation, rating and commenting on posts, event participation, group discussions, sponsorship, etc. Together we are making a difference in inspiring sustainable design, one household at a time!