My dad owns 30 acres and it's a lot of work. I will say though that 20 acres is just trees and brush and stuff. Trees that we planted. I don't remember the exact reason.. if it was zoning, or something like that, but we were required to plant them, I want to say something like 100/acre. All I know is it was A LOT. I got really bad poison oak that summer.. really sucked. It's very private though, and they have lots of room to do what they want with.
My in-laws also own about 17acres. The house is built on the front 3 acres and the back is zoned light agriculture but they don't use it. it's great to have the space for the kids to run. They just adopted a puppy, so he's got tons of room. We've had out daughters bday parties out there the last couple years and it's been awesome for the treasure hunts we do. Oh. and we have a great garden there
So... PRO: space is nice! CON: have to worry about things like zoning and lots of work.
at 2:34 AM on Aug. 12, 2010