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Choosing our Homestead and 5 Years of Preparation

Choosing our Homestead and 5 Years of Preparation

At the start of 2012 when we decided that we would move back to New Zealand from Australia we started scouring the internet for land.  As I mentioned in my last couple of posts the geographic region that we chose to homestead in was one where we were within a 30...
Choosing Land For Homesteading

Choosing Land For Homesteading

Everyone will have a different set of criteria for the land they buy to homestead on.  Some people will be like us and want to start from scratch, others will want something that has some bones to build on or maybe even a more complete picture that they can make minor...
Homesteading vs Lifestyle Block or Hobby Farm

Homesteading vs Lifestyle Block or Hobby Farm

Our farm is 5.5 acres or 2.17 hectares in size and when we purchased it in 2012 it was one big grassy paddock of almost flat land with a dip in one area towards a pond in our neighbours land.  We are 6 km from two small regional towns Bulls and Marton, 20 – 30...