We started looking for land about three years ago. I went online and with the help of Google started searching for our future homestead. I remember searching every state for land because I wanted to know where I would find the best deal on property. We knew we wanted at least ten acres but would settle for more if we could afford it. We were living in Florida at the time and knew we would probably have to leave the state to find a piece of property that fell into our price range. What started off as fun soon led to some serious discussions about buying property. Before long I was coming across land in Arkansas anywhere from one to two thousand an acre. To be honest I don't know if that is a great deal but let me explain it from a Florida perspective. In St. Augustine Florida you can buy a 1/4 acre lot with an older house and can expect to pay at least a hundred and fifty thousand dollars or more. Most of the time its more. So when you start comparing the price of property in Florida to Arkansas you start to ask yourself why your living in Florida.
Hoping to find the perfect piece of land for our future homestead in Arkansas
We drove to Arkansas from Florida after finding the land in the above picture for sale. This property was one of seven tracks for sale along a year round creek. Each track ranged from 10 to 20 acres or more. It had open clearings as well as wooded areas and it was in the middle of nowhere making it the perfect land for our homestead! We bought track seven. My father bought track six. My sister's father in law purchased tracks three, four, and five. That gave our family about 80 acres of land between us but we hoped we could talk someone else in our family to purchase tracks one and two but unfortunately that never worked out Now we just need a tractor and a bush hog so that we can knock down the open areas of our land so that we will be one step closer towards our future homestead!
How we plan on turning our land into our future homestead
Our goal is to turn our piece of land into our very own self-reliant homestead. We want to build a few cabins so that we can move to the property. Once we our living on our land we will start working on our first garden. We will get some fruit trees in the ground as well as some berries going. As we do more research we would like to introduce some chickens, pigs, and maybe a dairy cow to our land. We have a lot to learn and we will not rush into anything until we feel comfortable. We would like to master any current project before we move on to something else so that we don't get overwhelmed. We will continue to post our experiences going forward as we journey into homesteading. Thanks for checking out our site!