How to Find the Best Land for Homesteading


Homesteading is often a dream for most individuals and families. There is growing movement all over the world that proves this. Since growing your own food is a cornerstone of being self-sufficient, most people set off their homesteading journey by getting the right piece of land first.

Look out for the following things to get the ideal land for homesteading.

Access Rights

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One of the most important and first things to consider is the access rights. Everyone knows how important land access rights are. Therefore, before committing to any purchase, you should be sure without a doubt that the property’s deed comes with transferable, permanent and legal access.

Some people invest in properties with assurance from neighbors that they can use their property to access their land. Unfortunately, their neighbors go back on their word. In extreme cases, some property owners are face costly legal battles or are forced to abandon their land. To avoid such a mistake ensure you have access rights before buying a piece of land.

Distance from Town

You need to know if anyone in your family will be working in town. If this is the case, then you should factor in the travel time to town and the cost of gas in the area. Depending on the location, you can be looking at one hour commute to work. It is important to remember that if you live far from town, then your movie nights can become a thing of the past.

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