If yes, How is it going? Do you regret it? Is it too much to take on?
A little background…My husband and I always planned to purchase acreage and build a house. Our reasons were a mixture of wanting the space, privacy, lifestyle, and wanting to be more self-sufficient. (I am a bit of a gloom and doomer; my husband never was.) Anyway, after 23 years, having children in our 40’s and still living in a subdivision, we changed our direction and gave up on that dream. (My husband felt this way first because he didn’t want to do all that work as he got older. As the years went on, I also decided it was too much to take on.) Well, my husband came home last night saying he really wants to find land and become more self-sufficient and teach our children how to life in a more sustainable manner. He was always the optimist but lately has been worried about the future of our country (in many ways). In the past, he wanted the land more for recreation and enjoyment but his current reasons are more practical. I realize we can make changes and do much of this while living in our neighborhood but he feels it w/b best to have more property. It’s not that he is planning for the ‘end of the world’ he simply wants our children to be raised differently and have skills and opportunities to enrich their lives and hopefully be part of a positive change in the future.
Years ago we loved planning for this type of life…researching windmills, orchards, building options, etc. But now, it seems overwhelming to me (physically and financially). Although I love the idea, I am hesitant to make this change at this stage of our lives. By the time we find the land and build or remodel, we will be over fifty.