Buying a smallholding, or otherwise known as a small farm, is a dream many people have. The idyllic life of growing or raising produce, culturing land to create a beautiful life for the family. However, this kind of investment could be disastrous if it isn’t thought through. You have to have a good understanding of the kind of smallhold you want to run and what running it requires, and what you want to get out of it. Buying the smallholding and then realising it isn’t going to work for you can be very expensive, and quite an upheaval for everyone involved.
What about the climate, is it suitable for the lifestyle or business you want?
Understanding what the land has to offer, as well as what you have to put in and what you want, will all help you make an informed decision about whether or not the smallholding life is for you.
and storage containers, plus several other essentials to consider such as:
- Structures being built
- Land preparation
- Outsourcing workers and companies
- Permits and registrations
You will have to think hard about the cost of running the land, the enterprise, the house and the business itself. It is of course entirely possible you’ll succeed, but only if you put the work into ensuring your success.
Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream – Marlon Wayans
Owning a smallholding can be a dream, and an incredible way to make a living. But it is a huge commitment, and it is imperative you spend a lot of time and energy doing your research. With the right decisions, risk management, hard work and plenty of planning, you’ve every reason to have a wonderful smallholding life to look forward to.