Buying a Farm House With Good Land

Before buying land for your homestead, make sure it will be able to support all of your endeavors.



Pay as you go house
Here's a pay-as-you-go house that starts small and can grow step-by-step. In fact, maybe you can pay for additions out of savings made by raising your family's food.
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plus garage
Added to the main section of the house is a nice garage and root collar...garage should be deep enough to provide space for a workbench in rear and garden tools.
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Farm House
Finding a piece of workable land is the Number one priority. If there is already a good house, that's just icing on the cake.
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Harvest kitchen add-on
A dining room, or better yet, a "Harvest Kitchen," has been added. The house now becomes a real homestead
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Added an extra bedroom
Finally, another bedroom (at right) is built. The so-called Cape Cod style lends itself particularly well to growth.
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