A homestead is a house and surrounding land owned by a family — often, it includes a farmhouse.
Most people have homes, but not everyone has a homestead: that means your family owns more than a house. The homestead often consists of a farmhouse and land devoted to crops or animals. You’ll find a lot more homesteads in rural areas than in cities. Often, a homestead is passed down from parents to children for generations.
the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead