When it comes to selecting the right piece of land for those who wish to engage in homestead living, it’s good to note that two to four acres is an acceptable amount to suit a small-sized family, while larger sizes of 20 to 40 acres can help provide a great deal of self-sufficiency.
However, there are other factors that should be considered for this kind of lifestyle, and they include the following three:
Having access to clean water is extremely essential when it comes to homestead living. Consider factors such as whether or not you’ll need a water filtration system, if the stream or creek runs on a year-round basis, and not depending on a well unless there is one nearby that’s fairly shallow.
Having a road that leads to your homestead site is a good thing to consider, even if it costs you at least some of your privacy. It’s also important to keep in mind that maintaining this type of road stretch can be a bit stressful in terms of cost, such as removing snow, seeking other access roads on the property, and if you will need to bring in fuel for heating and/or cooking.
Consider the overall impact of your homestead on any connecting neighbors that you may have close by. You may end up needing to install a fence on your entire property if you’re dealing with issues such as keeping goats for meat and milk. Additionally, you’ll also need to think about other factors that can impact your land, such as if the connecting land is used for hunting and if your source of water runs through those properties.
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