I was an avid Mother Earth News follower in the early 70's and they advocated that to be self sustained in the area that I lived in at the time, the hills of Virginia, a couple needed 10 acres of wooded land. This amount of land would provide enough free fall wood along with judicious cutting, to cook and heat a 4-room cabin without ever reducing the wood supply.. They also gave projections for what was needed for animals and growing food, but you would have look that up.
My grandfather owns four acres and that more than enough room for a horse, cattle, goats and chickens, with a field of corn and more room left over, so I'd say 2 acres if you like compact, 3 if you want more room, and 4 if you want land to work with.
Thank you! I think we've settled on looking at property that's between three and five acres. If I can get more land for less, I'd definitely consider it! But 3-5 seems to be affordable for us and will be enough for our plans.
Anyone have any suggestions for getting startup money to buy land/residence?Are there any sources of small business venture capitalists that you could recommend?I've figured out the middle part (selling the food source,...