Well, first we need to understand why the life in the country is so out of grasp for most people? The issue is planning along with overpriced housing and a housing shortage. Obtaining planning on your land can cost tens of thousands of pounds even before the home is built. This includes the cost of the architect to design the house along with all the changes the council will inevitably insist on. Those bills will hike up rapidly. Will you be able to afford it in the end?
Another appealing side of this lifestyle, for myself is that I can in theory, sustain my own life, living off of what I produce on the land while also making a living from it in various ways. I could use it for camping, growing and selling vegetables and flowers. A family farm with a cafe. Pick your own, was always something I used to do as days out with my parents. No doubt there will be parents who want to do that with their children too. There are many ways to utilise the land once I have it. Personally, I consider it to be a far better investment than a house. With a house you get your building and the garden. Nothing more. Sure you can work from home, but most people don't.
One thing is for sure though. I will have to work very hard in reducing my outgoings and increasing my savings. And this is the point of this blog. My anti-establishment nature sees me wanting to avoid consumer convenient products and instead try my hand at making my own cleaning products, beauty products and for the first time try my hand at gardening. Hmm, that's right. I have never done gardening. Perhaps the reason I get told to buy a house rather than tens of acres of land. Regardless, I'm determined to give it a try when the opportunity arises. And so this is what this website is about. It is my journey in finding what I consider true freedom. And I won't truly know what path I can go down until March 2020 when I receive this lump sum of money.