Post # 1
The squarefootage thread got me curious…
Homeowners: How much land do you own?
Is it useful? Would you prefer more? Less?
We have 4 acres. We have a large, flat, grassy lawn and the rest is woodland. I love it…Im a wildlife nut so it is great for all the birds, bunnies and other critters that visit us.
Post # 2
None, we are currently in a townhouse style condo but hope to one day have what you do. Eh I can dream can’t I? We do have a family cottage with maybe 5 acres on a lakefront but we only get use it for 3-4 minths and have to share with other family members. Like my dang retired parents who actually own the place 🙂
Post # 4
We had 5 acres back home. Nothing but desert and as a kid, I loved it. We put animals on it, had horses, I miss it.
<br />Now I live in a neighborhood on a postage stamp… we have a yard and the only “freedom” I have is my little garden on the porch and the flower bed in the front yard.
Post # 5
I grew up on 2 acres… even in the middle of the city. So it’s not like it was natural land. We had to really maintain it. That could definitely be a pain, and now as my parents are older, it is more difficult to keep up. That’s a lot of grass to grow and trees to trim! It was fun to have that land as a kid though. I could run around and do anything. We also had a ton of animals – chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, goats, steer, dogs, cats… I loved it.
I’d still like to have some land, but I see no need for more than an acre. I just want enough room to stretch my legs and have a chicken coop (okay, and I’d love a couple goats).
Post # 6
urchin: We have 3/4 of an acre just outside the city. I love where we live! It’s pretty hard to find any land bigger than what we currently have, but I’d love to have more if we could! Behind us is a green belt which can never be developed, so while it’d not ours it’s still nice to have back there!
Post # 7
ACRES? LOL, I’m from England. I grew up in quite a posh house. The garden was probably about 100ft by 40ft. That is considered huge by most (town dwelling) people.
I currently live in a Victorian terrace. I think the garden is about 10ft by 25-30ft ish. It’s the biggest garden I have ever had, apart from the garden in the posh house I grew up in!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn
urchin: Our land sounds very similar. We have 5 acres, a large part of it is flat and very green. The rest of our property backs up to BLM land and is all wooded. We always have a ton of critters around, especially deer and wild turkeys. We also have a pond on our property so we usually have lots of frogs and ducks. Every spring a mated pair of geese stay on our property to hatch their eggs. We get to see the babies for a few weeks and then they all leave, but the adult pair always return every year. It’s very useful as we love to garden. We have several raised vegetable beds. We also have an herb garden and a succulent garden.
Post # 9
We’re a bit over a 1/10th of an acre, and it’s enough. We did look at a house that was a little over a quarter of an acre which would have been nice, although more time consuming. I think much bigger and it would have been a negative for me. I wouldn’t even consider anything over 1/2 an acre, unless someone else was taking care of the land. I have allergies, so that factors into limiting land for me.
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
urchin: My parents own the 110 acres that our home is on. We live in a 100 year old farm house. My parents built a new home 15 years ago and my brother and his wife live in a mobile home that was placed close to my parents house for my granny to live in. When she passed 3 years ago my parents rented it out for a year then did not renew the lease when my brother got out of the militray a year ago.
We, FI and I, currently use 15 acres for a decent garden and a few horses. My parents and brother use about 40 for gardens, etc. Some of the land is wooded and a lot of it has trails for riding 4-wheelers and dirt bikes.
We are currently looking to purchase a home that is on 4 acres of land.
Post # 11
/me looks up “land” in the dictionary 😛
I have a few feet of elevated outdoor space. Lino over concrete. By “I have” I mean it’s common property, so I guess I owne 1/400ths of it.
But I spend 0 hours maintaining it and all of the rest I spend enjoying my little outdoor oasis. It’s the most gorgeous little city balcony I’ve ever been on.
Post # 12
We just bought a house on .25 acres. It’s a good-sized yard. Perfect for backyard BBQs, room for kids and dogs to run and play, and more than enough space for lots of flowers and a few veggies.
We currenly have a house on 1 wooded acre. It’s a beautiful lot, but it takes a lot of work to maintain it — lots of invasive vines. I’ll be happy to trade it for less maintenance, especially because we plan to have kiddos soon.
Post # 13
Our lot is about 1/4 acre which is pretty normal for our area. I think it’s just the right size. Plenty of room to throw a ball for our dogs or have people over on the patio, but not so big it takes forever to maintain.
Post # 14
Our house is on about 1/4 of an acre. It gives us plenty of room for a nice fenced in yard with a patio, but not so much room that we have to spend lots of time trimming trees/mowing the lawn. Eventually we’d like to purchase some acreage for a vacation/2nd home, but it’d be more of a hunting/fishing property.
Post # 15
We have 3 acres of rolling hills, about 1 acre is wooded and we have lots of old trees. Plenty of space for a big garden and lots of fruit trees. It’s perfect for us because my husbands hobby/obsession is beautifying and landscaping every square inch.